Makerere Journal of Higher Education

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A Project-based Learning approach for teaching Robotics to Undergraduates

JK Bada, M Laamanen, E Miiro


In this research we used a project-based learning approach to teach robotics basics to undergraduate business computing students. The course coverage includes basic electronics, robot construction and programming using arduino. Students developed and tested a robot prototype. The project was evaluated using a questionnaire. The evaluation result shows that students developed skills in circuit design, problem-solving and robot development for addressing real world problems and team work. The students had challenges of using limited resources for robot circuit design and construction. The research results indicate that robotics education through project-based learning  motivates students to learn and implement computer artefact that addresses real world problems.

Keywords: Robotics; Project-based learning; ICT.
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