Track 16. Maker Spaces and 3-D Printing Based Innovations in Learning (Make&3DPrint@ICALT2017)

Track Program Chairs

Track Description and Topics of Interest:

Maker culture and digital fabrication technologies such as 3D printers, open source hardware, and open source software offer opportunities for new approaches to learning. The National Science Foundation notes that a ‘Maker approach encourages people to understand how things work, to experiment, invent and redesign things through multiple iterations, to democratize and understand processes of engineering, science, and innovation.’  This track welcomes submissions that illustrate ways in which Maker Spaces and 3D technologies can facilitate new approaches to learning. These topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Maker Spaces in schools
  • Community Maker Spaces
  • After-school collaborative Maker Spaces
  • Fabrication Laboratories (FabLabs)
  • Digital fabrication in science, technology, engineering & math (STEM)
  • Digital fabrication in the arts and humanities
  • Design of educational toys and mechanisms
  • 3D technologies in informal learning
  • 3D technologies in museum education
  • Reconstruction of historic inventions
  • 3D printing in the classroom
  • Digital die cutters in education
  • 3D modeling
  • 3D game design
  • Open-source robotics

Track Program Committee

Melissa Goldman, University of Virginia, USA

Daniel Tillman, University of Texas at El Paso, USA

Shaunna Smith, Texas Tech University, USA

Nigel Standish, University of Virginia, USA

Mike Searson, Kean University, USA

Allan Grier, Midland Technical College, USA

Qiang Hao, University of Georgia, USA

Adam Maltese, Indiana University, USA

Important Dates about ICALT 2017 can be found here.

The ICALT 2017 Author Guidelines can be found here.

The ICALT 2017 CfP can be found here.