The Case for the Campus Makerspace

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The Case for the Campus Makerspace

  1. 1. Campus Makerspace Campus MakerspaceAudrey Watters @audreywatters ELI Annual Meeting, February 2013
  2. 2. This is not a talk about MOOCs (Except it sorta is...)
  3. 3. “In most contemporary educationalsituations where children come intocontact with computers the computer isused to put children through their paces,to provide exercises of an appropriatelevel of difficulty, to provide feedback,and to dispense information. Thecomputer programming the child.” Seymour Papert, Mindstorms (1980)
  4. 4. Image Credits:Caine’s Arcade, http://cainesarcade.comCNN, http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2010/01/27/live-steve-jobs-presents-the-tablet/Peter DeSilva, http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/15/technology/california-to-give-web-courses-a-big-trial.htmlTim Owens, University of Mary Washington https://secure.flickr.com/groups/thinklab/Jentery Sayers, University of Victoria https://github.com/uvicmakerlab/Stanford University, FabLab@School http://tltl.stanford.edu/projects/fablabschoolArticles:Jason Hidalgo, “The future of higher education: reshaping universities through 3D printing” http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/19/reshaping-universities-through-3d-printing/Erica Kaufman, “3D Research Writing” http://cac.ophony.org/2013/01/23/3d-research-writing/Books:Seymour Papert, Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful IdeasClass Blogs:Makerbots and Mashups, http://umwthinklab.com/category/makerbots-and-mashups-fall-2012/

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