Talk title: Collaborative Innovation Network in Robotics


Ahmad Khanlari

Talk abstract:

Competition Based Learning (CBL) is perceived to be the most effective way to integrate robotics into subjects like math and physics. However, during competitive activities, communication and helping others is usually minimized and students disregard other goals such as groups’ interactions, collaboration and shared vision. This study is the first attempt to employ knowledge building pedagogy and technology to integrate robotics into subjects like math. One of the Knowledge Building goals is to re-create schools as knowledge creating organizations. Therefore, this study employs innovation network framework to analyze students’ collaborations in robotics against knowledge creation organizations criteria. The results show the emergence of the COIN networks in education settings and the importance of these networks for idea improvement.