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Assessment for Learning

  • Published December 21, 2014
  • By Professor Ted Wragg and Bethan Marshall

Research Shows the Value of AfL – a Key Skill in Using Roamer Successfully

Roamer Activities are structured around Assessment for Learning (AfL) methods.  Research shows AfL is extremely effective in raising pupil’s eventual achievement in tests and exams as well as capturing their interest and commitment.  In this video Professor Ted Wragg and Bethan Marshall review the Assessment for Learning approach and explain some of the evidence that supports its use. (more…)

Mapping Roamer Activities to TACTICS Framework

  • Published December 10, 2014
  • By Dave Catlin

MESHGuides are designed to provide evidence-based advice to support educators’ professional judgements.  TACTICS is one of the tools used to help create an effective MESHGuide.  Developed by Professor James O’Meara, National Louis University, Chicago, USA the TACTICS Framework provides and independent standard we can use to evaluate the structure and strategy underpinning the design of Roamer Activities.  This presentation shows how Roamer Activities are TACTICS compliant. (more…)

Using Peer Assessment with Educational Robots

Catlin, D. (2014) Using Peer Assessment with Educational Robots, Peer Review, Peer Assessment and Self Assessment in Education, 1st International Workshop, Tallinn University (Ülikool), Estonia.  Collated with the 13th International Conference on Web-based Learning ICWL 2014 August 14-17, 2014.  Pub Springer Verlag. (more…)

Educational Robots and Computational Thinking

  • Published July 22, 2014
  • By Dave Catlin and Dr John Woollard
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Catlin, D. and Woollard, J.  (2014) Educational Robots and Computational Thinking,  TRTWR & RIE (Teaching Robotics and the Teaching with Robotics and Robotics in Education) International Workshop 2014, Padua, Italy

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A multi-case study of student interactions with educational robots and impact on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) learning and attitudes

  • Published May 1, 2014
  • By Dr. Stephanie Holmquist

A Doctoral Theses that examines the Space Craft Rescue project in more detail. (more…)

A Day in the Life of an Educational Robot

Catlin, D. (2013) A Day in the Life of an Educational Robot. A Report and Analysis of a School Working with Educational Robots. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Robotics in Education. Sept 19th and 20th 2013, Lodz University of Technology, Poland. (more…)

Using Educational Robots as Tools of Cultural Expression

Catlin, D. Smith, J.L. and Morrison, K. (2012). Using Educational Robots as Tools of Cultural Expression: A Report on a Project with Indigenous Communities. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Robotics in Education. Sept 13th to 15th, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, pp. 73-79. MatfyzPress. (more…)

Maximising the Effectiveness of Educational Robotics through the Use of Assessment for Learning Methodologies

Catlin, D. (2012), Maximising the Effectiveness of Educational Robotics through the Use of Assessment for Learning Methodologies, 3rd International Workshop “Teaching robotics, teaching with robotics”: Integrating robotics in the school curriculum. Riva del Garda (TN), Italy, Friday April 20th, 2012. (more…)

Using Educational Robots to Enhance the Performance of Minority Students

  • Published April 12, 2012
  • By Dave Catlin and Prof. Sylvester Robertson
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Catlin, D. and Robertson S. (2012) Using Educational Robots to Enhance the Performance of Minority Students, Proceedings 3rd International Workshop of Teaching Robotics, Teaching with Robotics Conference 2012, Riva La Garda Italy. (more…)

The e-Robot Project

  • Published November 15, 2010
  • By Dave Catlin and Mike Blamires
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A Longitudinal On-Line Research Collaboration to Investigate ERA Principles

Catlin, D. and Blamires, M. (2010). The e-Robot Project: A Longitudinal On-Line Research Collaboration to Investigate ERA Principles. TRTWR 2010 Conference, Darmstadt, Germany, part of SIMPAR 2010. (more…)