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Title: Mobile Telepresence Robots in Education: Strengths, Opportunities, Weaknesses, and Challenges
Authors: Perifanou, Maria
Economides, Anastasios A.
Häfner, Polina
Wernbacher, Thomas
Type: Conference Paper
Subjects: FRASCATI::Social sciences::Educational sciences::Education, general (including: training, pedagogy,didactics)
FRASCATI::Natural sciences::Computer and information sciences
FRASCATI::Social sciences::Media and communications
FRASCATI::Social sciences::Media and communications::Media and socio-cultural communication
Keywords: telepresence robots
distance education
distance learning
distance teaching
mobile telepresence robots
remote education
remote learning
remote teaching
Issue Date: 2022
Publisher: Springer
Source: Proceedings of EC-TEL 2022, 17th European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning
Volume: 13450
First Page: 573
Last Page: 579
Volume Title: Educating for a New Future: Making Sense of Technology-Enhanced Learning Adoption
Part of Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Part of Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Abstract: A mobile telepresence robot (MTR) is a semi-autonomous robot whose movement and interaction with its surrounding environment is controlled by a person from a distance. In education, MTR enable learners or educators to virtually participate in a class from a distance. TRinE: Telepresence Ro-bots in Education is an EU project that aims at providing an interactive toolkit to support educators, learners, and others in order to integrate MTR in education. During January and February 2022, project’s partners con-ducted a qualitative study to collect the experiences and views of educa-tors, learners, and other stakeholders (i.e., administrators, technical support staff, librarians) regarding the use of MTR in education across Austria, Ger-many, Greece, France, Iceland, Malta, and USA. A total of 19 persons were interviewed and 66 persons participated in 12 focus groups discussions. The findings describe interviewees’ experiences with MTR in education as well as the views of interviewees and focus groups’ participants with regard to pros, cons, and recommendations of using MTR in education. These find-ings may help educational policy makers, educational institutes officials, educators, and others to efficiently integrate MTR in education.
ISBN: 978-3-031-16289-3
ISSN: 0302-9743
Other Identifiers: 10.1007/978-3-031-16290-9_52
Appears in Collections:Department of Economics

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