[hackerspaces] CC-licensed Maker Pedagogy (Lesson Plans, etc)?

Jerry Isdale isdale at gmail.com
Mon May 23 07:14:23 CEST 2011

I think the time is coming for this idea - its popping up in several places.
Today there was another panel at maker faire on "Hackerspaces: future of education" hosted by the folks from schoolfactory.org   that partially answered my question - there are people working on getting shared teaching resources by/for hackerspaces.  Lets keep it going!

One discussion in the after-faire dinner mentioned the issues of classes at spaces, a lesson from Noisebridge... much of the teacher learning is passed by oral tradition.  As one teacher has developed a class, they pass it along to another (at same or different space) via face2face meetings and talking.  A distributed system makes that a lot harder.  Meetups will be important in the future for this.  Maybe some of the hackerspace meetups will have teacher sharing tracks/time.

Jerry Isdale

On May 22, 2011, at 8:15 AM, Marc Juul wrote:

> On Sun, May 22, 2011 at 1:05 AM, Jerry Isdale <isdale at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Has anyone done or seen such works out on the web?
>> Where are the open source class materials, with teacher manuals and support forums, for teaching various aspects of Maker/Hacker activities?
> I think the answer is that they're spread over many different sites.
> We (a small group from the Labitat hackerspace and the Institute for
> Informatics and Mathematical Modeling at the Technical University of
> Denmark) are working on something called the Universal Primer. It's in
> the early stages right now, but it will be a platform both for live
> teaching and for sharing teaching materials. We're focusing on video,
> text and images right now. The idea is to let people browse the
> material by organizing it using a crowd-sourced loose dependency
> system, such that the system will suggest what you might need to learn
> before learning a subject, and related  subjects. We'll be presenting
> what we have so far at the CDIO conference [0] this summer, and we're
> looking for funding in order to have a couple of full-time programmers
> working on this in the fall. The first thing we'll have ready for the
> public will be the live lecture software, which I'm hoping to test at
> CCCamp this summer.
> [0] http://www.cdio2011.dtu.dk/
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> Marc Juul
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