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Makification: Towards a Framework for Leveraging the Maker Movement in Formal Education

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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Savannah, GA, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-13-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


Maker culture is part of a burgeoning movement in which individuals leverage modern digital technologies to produce and share physical artifacts with a broader community. Certain components of the maker movement, if properly leveraged, hold promise for transforming formal education in a variety of contexts. The authors here work towards a framework for leveraging these components (i.e., creation, iteration, sharing, and autonomy) in support of learning.


Cohen, J., Jones, W.M., Smith, S. & Calandra, B. (2016). Makification: Towards a Framework for Leveraging the Maker Movement in Formal Education. In G. Chamblee & L. Langub (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 129-135). Savannah, GA, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 23, 2019 from .


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