NMC on the Horizon > Makerspaces

How do we define a Makerspace? Who participates? What is the value? Why is this important for teaching and learning? How do we assess Makerspace activities?

For the inaugural edition of the new “NMC on the Horizon” series on October 16th, we’re bringing in edtech experts across the Higher Ed, K-12, and museum sectors to engage in a live panel discussion about this emerging NMC Horizon Project topic.

In the 21st century learning landscape, creativity, design, and engineering are making their way to the forefront of educational considerations as tools such as 3D printers, robotics, and 3D modeling web-based applications become accessible to more people. The question of how to renovate or repurpose classrooms to address the needs of the future is being answered through the concept of Makerspaces, which offer the tools and learning experiences needed to help people carry out their ideas.

Join the NMC and our panel of Makerspace thought leaders on Wednesday, October 16 at 10am PT / 12pm CT/ 1pm ET (check for local time). This one-hour session will be held in the Google+ On Air platform and broadcasted live on YouTube. Participation is free for all attendees.

Meet our Makerspace Panel

David Conover, STEAM Video Game Instructor, Connally High School






Miriam Langer, Interactive/Multimedia Faculty, Center for Cultural Technology, New Mexico Highlands University






Liz Neely, Director of Digital Information and Access, Art Institute of Chicago






Panel Moderator: Mariano Ulibarri, Founder, Parachute Factory and Board of Directors of Hacker Scouts





> Read the panel bios

About the “NMC on the Horizon” Series

The NMC on the Horizon series reflects the research and work of the NMC Horizon Project in action. In these live events, international panels of experts are convened across all education sectors to address the emerging technologies poised to significantly impact teaching and learning.

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