Connected making: Designing for youth learning in online maker communities in and out of schools

Breanne K. Litts, Yasmin B. Kafai, Deborah A. Fields, Erica R. Halverson, Kylie Peppler, Anna Keune, Mike Tissenbaum, Sara M. Grimes, Stephanie Chang, Lisa Regalla, Orkan Telhan, Michael Tan

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Abstract

While here is ample research on how youth are connected in online spaces and how youth participate online via sharing and reviewing artifacts, yet less is known about how these social connections and contributions emerge, especially in the context of physical making and what can they contribute to learning and assessment. Thus, our symposium primarily addresses two questions: (1) How do youth connect and learn in online maker communities? and (2) How can we design online maker tools for learning in and out of schools? We share efforts examining how sharing artifacts, documenting design processes, and providing feedback via online tools can support young makers in creating physical artifacts and offer insights to new assessment models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication12th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2016
Subtitle of host publicationTransforming Learning, Empowering Learners, Proceedings
EditorsChee-Kit Looi, Joseph L. Polman, Peter Reimann, Ulrike Cress
PublisherInternational Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
Pages1041-1047
Number of pages7
Volume2
ISBN (Electronic)9780990355083
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: Transforming Learning, Empowering Learners, ICLS 2016 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: Jun 20 2016Jun 24 2016

Other

Other12th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: Transforming Learning, Empowering Learners, ICLS 2016
Country/TerritorySingapore
CitySingapore
Period6/20/166/24/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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