Connected Making: Designing for Youth Learning in Online Maker Communities In and Out of Schools
International Conference of the Learning Sciences
International Society of the Learning Sciences
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.
Litts, B.K., Kafai, Y.B., & Telhan, O. (2016). Designing for connected crafting: Using an online platform to support maker activities and communities. In C.K. Looi, J. Polman, U. Cress, & P. Reimann (Eds), Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Volume 2, (pp. 1044-1045). https://repository.nie.edu.sg/bitstream/10497/18032/1/ICLS-2016-1041_a.pdf