integrating computational thinking through wearable technologies and programmable e-textiles
computation, computer science, engineering education, technology
[...]the Advancing Excellence in P-12 Engineering Education (AEEE) (2018) project identified computational thinking as a core engineering concept to create a foundation for students to conduct the quantitative analyses that engineers and other related professionals perform. [...]formation of algorithms is the creation of a step-bystep solution to be carried out by a computer program (BBC, 2018). [...]the AEEE (2018) project established an engineering content taxonomy that included the practice of Quantitative Analysis with a core concept of Computational Thinking. (2014) focused on the effectiveness of E-textiles toward enhancing girls' interest in STEM activities and found that replacing traditional circuity toolkits with E-textiles can encourage more girls to participate in design practices. [...]the authors believe that aligning engineering with the socially relevant contexts provided through wearable technologies and E-textiles can help broaden participation in STEM fields and help achieve engineering literacy for all students.
Original Publication Citation
Strimel, G. J., Bartholomew, S. R., Morehouse, A., Swift, C., & Woessner, J. (2019). Integrating Computational Thinking through Wearable Technologies and Programmable E-Textiles. Technology & Engineering Teacher, 78(8), 16-19.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Strimel, Greg J.; Morehouse, Abby; Bartholomew, Scott R.; Swift, Colin; and Woessner, Jonathan, "integrating computational thinking through wearable technologies and programmable e-textiles" (2019). Faculty Publications. 5562.
Technology & Engineering Teacher
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology
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