RoboFun, a division of Vision Education & Media (VEM), provides after-school programs to youth in technology and multimedia. Our mission is to construct solutions that inspire students and teachers and to address the widest possible range of academic standards through the use of leading-edge technologies.
Our philosophy of learning is rooted in constructivism. Constructivism emphasizes a hands-on problem solving and project-based approach to learning that challenges students to think creatively, apply concepts, and actively “construct” meaning. Founded in the belief that individuals learn in unique and complex ways, this approach offers students an opportunity to conduct their own research and experiments in the pursuit of knowledge.
Our workshops involve collaboration on multi-faceted projects that use raw data, primary sources, manipulatives, and interactive materials. Technology is an important tool for this kind of learning, but is not the central focus of the experience.
Students in our workshops come away with a greater sense of accomplishment because they have learned how to problem solve and grasp large concepts — skills they can transfer to other subjects and disciplines.
We believe that effective work with technology can have an enormous impact on learning and teaching. Our mission is to share this understanding with educators and learners to inspire educational excellence and school reform.