Special Issue "Mechatronics and Robotics in Future Engineering Education"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2021).
Interests: ICT applied to education; STEM education; cloud computing education; robotics and education; learning analytics; learning personalization; learning management systems; personal learning environments; mobile learning
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Mechatronics and Robotics are well-known technologies that have become very popular in educational contexts. This is mostly motivated because of two main reasons. On the one hand, it is necessary to teach students how to make use of tools and platforms that they will apply in their future work. This can increase their employability and provide them with the proper knowledge background to succeed in the industry.
On the other hand, the use of Robotics and Mechatronics to solve educational problems has been shown to be a very efficient approach, especially because students are not defining a traditional solution but one that they can prove in a physical context. This facilitates developing what is known as 21st-century skills, which is one of the main aims of STEM Education. In addition, this kind of solutions helps to foster engineering and other necessary disciplines in pre-university education.
This Special Issue is therefore focused on (but not limited to) the following topics:
- Innovations in the use of mechatronics and robotics for engineering education;
- Good practices of use of robotics and mechatronics in education;
- Studies on the most common devices, robots, sensors or actuators applied with educational proposes;
- Case studies about the application of robotics and mechatronics in engineering education;
- Assessing methods and tools for robotics and mechatronics application in education;
- Robotics and Mechatronics in STEAM Education;
- Students’ interaction with robotics and mechatronics in educational contexts.
Dr. Miguel Ángel Conde
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- physical devices
- STEAM education
- STEM education
- engineering education