Using humanoid robots as instructional media in elementary language education

Gwo Dong Chen, Chih Wei Chang

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Abstract

As robot technologies have developed rapidly, many researchers have tried to use robots to support education. Studies have shown that robots can help students develop problem-solving abilities and learn computer programs, mathematics, and science. However, few studies discuss the use of robots to facilitate language teaching and learning. It is worth discussing whether language education needs robot support, whether robots present an appropriate medium for language instruction, and what challenges must be overcome. This paper reviews past studies of educational robots, and we designed tested five language instruction scenarios using a teacher and a robot. Based on our empirical experience, we provide suggestions for future research into, and design of, robots for language education.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2nd IEEE International Conference on Digital Game and Intelligent Toy Enhanced Learning, DIGITEL 2008
Pages201-202
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Event2nd IEEE International Conference on Digital Game and Intelligent Toy Enhanced Learning, DIGITEL 2008 - Banff, AB, Canada
Duration: 17 Nov 200819 Nov 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2nd IEEE International Conference on Digital Game and Intelligent Toy Enhanced Learning, DIGITEL 2008

Conference

Conference2nd IEEE International Conference on Digital Game and Intelligent Toy Enhanced Learning, DIGITEL 2008
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityBanff, AB
Period17/11/0819/11/08

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