Reblogged from https://academy.oracle.com/en/newsletters/july_2015-full.html#skillsdev
The new “EV3 Programming with Java” textbook introduces Roberta teachers to Java programming techniques. The book has been published as part of the Fraunhofer Institutes’ “Roberta – Learning with Robots” initiative and is a joint development project run by the Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems (IAIS) and Oracle Academy.
In addition to working through simple programming tasks, readers learn about a large-scale Roberta experiment, which highlights the advantages of textual and object-oriented programming demonstrated with practical examples.
“By collaborating with the Roberta initiative and supporting the latest Roberta volume, Programming with Java (Programmieren mit Java), we continue our commitment to supporting computer science education,” says Alison Derbenwick Miller, vice president of Oracle Academy. “We hope that through the creation of educational materials and programs that make a challenging discipline like computer science engaging for everyone, we will increase participation, especially by girls and other underrepresented populations in the field, creating a richer and better future for everyone, everywhere.”
The initiative introduces children and young people to the joys of science and uses robots to teach gender and age-appropriate courses, showing how much fun technology and the natural sciences can be. The textbook explains not only the simple transition to text-based programming, but also introduces teachers and their pupils to a new programming language.
Watch the video, “Roberta Solves the Cube”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jZSBK6oB1Q
For more information visit http://roberta-home.de/
(available in German and English)
“With Roberta-Academy, in an open learning environment, we reach hundreds of children aged 8-13 years who build in just two hours a robot that responds to stimuli of his environment.” – Dr. Andrea Niehaus, Head of Deutsches Museum Bonn