University of Oulu

Teemu Tokola, Niklas Saari, Juha Kälkäinen, and Juha Röning. 2019. Digital Fabrication in Promoting Student Engagement and Motivation in University Courses. In Proceedings of the FabLearn Europe 2019 Conference (FabLearn Europe '19). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article 4, 3 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3335055.3335059

Digital fabrication in promoting student engagement and motivation in university courses

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Author: Tokola, Teemu1; Saari, Niklas1; Kälkäinen, Juha1;
Organizations: 1University of Oulu
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 11.7 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2019090326566
Language: English
Published: Association for Computing Machinery, 2019
Publish Date: 2019-09-03
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Abstract

Project work represents a significant part of university studies, making them an important concern for teaching development. Many universities have used international engineering competitions such as the Eurobot robotics competition as a tool in engaging and motivating students. Based on a theory on why these competitions are successful, we propose how smaller-scale projects can use digital fabrication and joint projects to reach similar results. We present a case study of an ongoing robotics project course in the field of computer engineering, showing how a practical implementation of these ideas and how the field-specific problem of software intercommunication and interoperability can be solved using the Robotic Operating System software framework. While the course is still in progress, initial observations indicate that the course is going to be successful.

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ISBN: 978-1-4503-6266-5
Article number: 4
DOI: 10.1145/3335055.3335059
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1145/3335055.3335059
Host publication: Proceedings of the FabLearn Europe 2019 Conference , 28-29 May, Oulu, Finland
Conference: FabLearn Europe Conference
Type of Publication: B3 Article in conference pro-ceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
Subjects:
ROS
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