LSC Webinar - Making the Case: Catalyzing the Creativity of Learners by Inventing and Reinventing Makerspaces
- Jeanne L. Narum, Principal - Learning Spaces Collaboratory
- Jacqueline P. Ashby, Consultant
- Tim O'Connell, HOK
- Bonnie Sanborn, Stantec
- Susan Whitmer, Herman Miller
- Why attention to makerspaces is increasingly important.
- What we have learned about makerspaces that work and how we know.
- How to imagine makerspaces for the future.
- How to realize makerspaces for the future.
Background on Featured Project
The concept of makerspaces is beginning to shape the language and mental images of those responsible for the character of learning in undergraduate settings. For many, makerspaces are synonymous with product design and 3D printers. But what if a makerspace could be more than that? A place for deep learning, a place to connect disciplines, a place to unleash creativity; an ideal environment in which 21st century learners become the creative, resilient, informed risk-takers that make a difference in the world in which they live and work.
Resources from the Field
- Makerspaces - Educause Learning Initiative
- The Idea Closet - Bruce M. Mackh
- Observations from an Open, Connected, and Evolving Learning Environment - Matthew Barritt and Linda Knox
- Innovation through Experiential Learning: An Exploration of Maker, Hacker, and Coworking Spaces - Susan Whitmer
- Monitoring and Improving a Portfolio Assessment System - Carol M. Myford and Robert J. Mislevy
- Innovation is born when art meets science - John Maeda
- "The Maker Movement and the Humanities: Giving Students A Larger Toolbox" - Christine Henseler
- Report from the 2015 Union College Liberal Arts & Engineering Symposium: Exploring the Aesthetic & Humanistic Dimensions of the Contemporary Maker Culture - The NY6 Think Tank
- View from the Intersection: Why We Need the Humanities and Arts - Julio M. Ottino, Northwestern University
- The Maker Movement - Arthur J. Lidsky, Dober Lidsky, Mathey