The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and the Digital Scholarship Center announce the Innovative Teaching with Makerspace Technology Grant
Makerspace technologies can help faculty to build a richer and more engaging learning experience for students. The Digital Scholarship Center’s Makerspace provides a hands-on environment in which students can work with a variety of digital fabrication tools, virtual reality and electronics technologies in order to explore and develop new ideas. The Makerspace tools at the Digital Scholarship Center, such as immersive media technology (virtual reality), 3D reconstructions, text-mining, mapping and GIS software, can be embedded in assignments and projects in order to help students learn and receive hands-on experience with the kinds of technologies they may use in the future. Some of these are free for students and faculty to use, but others involve costs associated with the materials needed to use the tools. This grant allows faculty interested in exploring ways to use makerspace technologies the possibility to try them in fall 2017 without passing the cost on to the students.
Faculty commit to: