Makerspaces have been popping up all over Edmonton and elsewhere the past few years. What is a makerspace? Simply put: "A Makerspace is a general term for a place where people get together and make things." (Roslund & Rodgers, 2014). The maker movement has roots in the realms of constructivism and constructionism, and the ideas of learning as play, tinkering, building and creating have been around for a long time. This informal session will be a discussion for those interested in creating some form of makerspace or engaging in making activities at MacEwan. We’ll spend the first half-hour talking about some of the ways the maker movement is impacting post-secondary institutions, followed by a half-hour discussion about what making might look like at MacEwan. If there is enough interest based on this session, we will form a community of practice (COP) around the maker movement and makerspaces in 2017-2018.
Presenter(s): Kim Peacock, Academic Technology Coordinator; and Martina King, Librarian
February 9, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PMMountain Time
Room 7-266A, MacEwan University10700 104 AveEdmonton, Alberta T5J 4S2Canada
Centre for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence - CAFÉ
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