[robotics-worldwide] CFP - Special Issue on Robotics in CS Education - Submit by May 24th
Jennifer S. Kay
kay at rowan.edu
Mon Apr 15 18:55:53 PDT 2013
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COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION
Now with a new, more semester-friendly deadline!
A journal published by Taylor & Francis
*** Special Issue on Robotics in Computer Science Education ***
*** Submission Deadline: May 24, 2013 ***
Guest Editors: Jennifer Kay and Tom Lauwers
Robots are a unique "digital manipulative" that offer a broad set of
affordances to facilitate the learning of computer science. Oftentimes
the same robot can be used in an introductory programming class as a way
to physically instantiate student-written programs as well as in
advanced classes on AI or real-time systems. Robotics projects often
include opportunities for creativity or for the development of life-like
behaviors that can create a bond between programmers and their
creations. A diverse set of richly interactive, low cost, and easily
programmable robots have become available for use in Computer Science
education over the last decade, and educators have used these tools in a
large variety of ways.
We solicit articles that describe original work on any aspect of
robotics in computer scienceeducation. Suitable topics include, but are
not limited to:
? Robot projects in courses across the CS curriculum, at all levels of
? Use of robots to teach computing concepts outside of traditional
computer science courses, including both traditional non-CS courses and
informal learning environments.
? Strategies for assessing student robotics projects.
? Studies on the impact of robot-centered courses on recruitment,
retention, and/or learning, particularly those comparing impacts between
robot-centered and non-robot courses.
? Studies on the impact of robot-centered courses or activities on
recruitment and retention of underrepresented groups.
? Research methods for evaluating the effectiveness of robotics programs
in learning CS concepts.
? Literature reviews of robots in CS education.
? New robot hardware platforms and robot simulation environments
suitable for use in CS education.
*** SCHEDULE ***
Full Paper Submission: May 24, 2013
Notification: July 30, 2013
Final camera-ready paper: August 30, 2013
Publication: December 2013
Submissions should be emailed to the guest editors at:
csed-robots at rowan.edu <mailto:csed-robots at rowan.edu>
Full papers are ideally 5,000 to 7,000 words long. Both abstracts and
full papers should be inWord or PDF, formatted according to the
Computer Science Education aims to publish high-quality papers with a
specific focus on teaching and learning within the computing discipline
that are accessible and of interest to educators, researchers, and
practitioners alike.Depending on their special interests, those working
in the field may draw on subject areas as diverse as statistics,
educational theory and the cognitive sciences in addition to technical
computing knowledge.Papers may present work at different scales, from
classroom-based empirical studies through evaluative comparisons of
pedagogic approaches across institutions or countries and of different
types from the practical to the theoretical. The journal is not
dedicated to any single research orientation. Studies based on
qualitative data, such as case studies, historical analysis and
theoretical, analytical or philosophical material, are equally highly
regarded as studies based on quantitative data and experimental
methods.It is expected that all papers should inform the reader of the
methods and goals of the research; present and contextualise results,
and draw clear conclusions.
Jennifer S Kay
Professor kay at rowan.edu
Rowan University 856-256-4593 (voice)
Computer Science Department 856-256-4741 (fax)
201 Mullica Hill Road http://www.rowan.edu/~kay/
Glassboro, NJ 08028 http://www.rowan.edu/robots
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