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EdTech on Making Maker Spaces Work

EdTech on Making Maker Spaces Work

In a recent issue of EdTech, Melissa Delaney outlined some useful lessons for successful maker spaces: Partner with other programs and groups. Borrow high-tech tools from engineering or broadcasting facilities on campus, suggests Steven Bell, associate university librarian at Temple University. Interact with makerspaces in your area, advises Tom Armstrong, who runs the Whale Lab […]

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MIT continues to seek New Models for Higher Education

MIT continues to seek New Models for Higher Education

Like Stanford and many other colleges and universities, MIT has been exploring ways in which to recreate higher education in the face of technological change and better understanding of cognitive processes.  No surprise for a technical institute, they are looking at ways of integrating “making” back into learning: What will a college education look like […]

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Stanford Design School’s Radical Ideas for Reinventing Higher Education

Stanford Design School’s Radical Ideas for Reinventing Higher Education

Wired has the story of a year-long project by the Standford University Design School to develop new ideas for higher education. Check out the “Wired by Design” session with Sarah Stein Greenberg, the School’s Executive Director:

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ASU’s 1st “Maker” Summit:  Rethinking Higher Education & Economic Growth

ASU’s 1st “Maker” Summit: Rethinking Higher Education & Economic Growth

This past month, Arizona State University held its first “maker summit” which “brought together teachers and students, engineers and artists, entrepreneurs and policymakers to discuss how education can be more hands-on and collaborative, all the way from preschool to college and beyond.”  According to an ASU press release, the summit focused on ways to bring […]

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Designing Innovative Work Spaces

Designing Innovative Work Spaces

We get asked all kinds of questions about innovation.  Over a decade ago, we were asked to recommend an approach to designing R&D spaces for a Fortune 100 firm.  After a fairly extensive research effort, we recommended the approach you seen in the diagram to the right.  We found that innovative spaces were spaces that […]

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Is 3-D Printing REALLY Such a Big Deal?

Is 3-D Printing REALLY Such a Big Deal?

3-D printing has gotten a lot of hype in the media and is something we’ve followed pretty closely.  But, is it turning out to be mostly sizzle with very little bacon?  The folks at McKinsey & Company would beg to differ.  In a recent post, Daniel Cohen, Matthew Sargeant, and Ken Somers argue that we’re […]

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