Educational Technology

February 24, 2012

Children want to be treated as Humans – by Robot Teachers

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:42 am

by Kirsten Winkler, the Big Think

This week I came across an interesting study by Latitude Research via the MindShift Blog. In collaboration with LEGO® Learning Institute and Project Synthesis, Latitude asked children from across the world to write stories, imagining that a robot companion would be part of their everyday life, at school and beyond. The study Robots @ School found that children apparently have no problems to imagine a life with such a digitized friend, quite the opposite. The robot teacher would have all the time and patience to explain a problem and concept over and over again until the kid got it. But there won’t be any harsh judgement or shame involved like in a “normal” classroom setting. The robot teacher / tutor would be supportive and understanding.

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