Using the sony AIBOs to increase diversity in undergraduate CS programs

Maria Gini, Jan Pearce, Karen Sutherland

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Abstract

We describe a proposed approach to increase diversity in undergraduate Computer Science programs and to encourage undergraduates majoring in fields such as health professions, business, art, and education to take more computer science courses. The approach is centered around using the Sony robot dogs AIBO in the classroom, starting at the very beginning of the computer science curriculum, as a tool to attract a diverse population of students to Computer Science, to introduce them to to fundamental concepts in computing, and to give them an appreciation of the importance of becoming competent with technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIntelligent Autonomous Systems 9, IAS 2006
Pages1033-1040
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Event9th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems, IAS 2006 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: Mar 7 2006Mar 9 2006

Publication series

NameIntelligent Autonomous Systems 9, IAS 2006

Other

Other9th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems, IAS 2006
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period3/7/063/9/06

Keywords

  • Sony AIBO
  • Undergraduate CS curriculum
  • Women in CS

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