The Digital Media and Learning (DML) Research Hub challenge was to initiate a public dialogue in order for DIY and Maker culture to make a real difference for education.
My contributions related to managing the execution of events under this thematic, including thought partnership with principals, financial oversight, as well as event coordination.
I was involved in organizing a one-day symposium aimed at enlisting support and raising awareness about the educational value of making. I also worked to surface a community of young Maker-learners (and their parents and mentors) through a challenge hosted on Instructables.com, inviting submissions that spoke to the relation between making and learning.
Make to Learn (2013). Digital Media & Learning Research Hub, UC Irvine, Irvine, CA.
Make-to-Learn Symposium (March 13, 2013). Digital Media and Learning Research Hub, Chicago, Ill.