Activity Plan Template: A Mediating Tool for Supporting Learning Design with Robotics

  • Nikoleta YiannoutsouEmail author
  • Sofia Nikitopoulou
  • Chronis Kynigos
  • Ivaylo Gueorguiev
  • Julian Angel Fernandez
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 457)


Although the educational use of robotics is recognised since several decades, only recently they started being broadly used in education, formal and non formal. In this context many different technologies have emerged accompanied by relevant learning material and resources. Our observation is that the vast number of learning activities is driven by multiple “personal pedagogies” which results in the fragmentation of the domain. To address this problem we propose the construct of “activity plan template”, a generic design tool that will facilitate different stakeholders (teachers, instructors, researchers) to design learning activities for different robotic toolkits. In this paper we discuss the characteristics of the activity plan template and the research process employed to generate it. Since we report work in progress, we present here the first version of the activity plan template, the construction of which is based on a set of best practices identified and on previous work for the introduction of digital technologies in education.


Activity plan template Learning design Educational robotics 



The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No. 665972. Project Educational Robotics for STEM: ER4STEM


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nikoleta Yiannoutsou
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sofia Nikitopoulou
    • 1
  • Chronis Kynigos
    • 1
  • Ivaylo Gueorguiev
    • 2
  • Julian Angel Fernandez
    • 3
  1. 1.UoA ETLNational and Kapodistrian University of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.ESI CEE, European Software Institute Center Eastern EuropeSofiaBulgaria
  3. 3.ESI CEE ACIN Institute of Automation and ControlVienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria

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