The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2001: §22b
| Paper (refereed) Information Systems Curriculum
|Recommended Citation: Wong, K W. Teaching Programming with Lego RCX Robots. In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2001, v 18 (Cincinnati): §22b.
Teaching Programming with Lego RCX Robots
A common practice in most programming curricular is for students to learn computer programming in an Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Even though IDEs provide good program development support, very often, what students learn is limited to what an IDE provides. The limitation can be overcome by using additional learning activities in class. LEGO RCX robots can be used to provide additional learning activities that IDEs do not provide. We used the LEGO RCX robots in our programming classes at three different programming skill levels (introductory, intermediate, and advanced) and found that they are very useful in enhancing our curriculum.
Keywords: Lego, RCX, robot, programming, curriculum.
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