Education Makers

Through making, we learn invaluable life lessons. We engage in persistent, complex problem-solving. We create solutions to real-world problems, we imagine alternative ways of thinking about our life with technology, and we discover a world of connections.

Maker Projects

Education Makers study what people learn and how they develop 21st century skills and competencies in maker-led activities. We work on developing an inclusive, interdisciplinary and intergenerational workshop model with multi-level and complex challenges where collaboration takes its full meaning because working alone is not possible. Here are some examples of projects we are conducting:

Maker Workshops

#MilieuxMake is our research makerspace and is located at the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology at Concordia University. #MilieuxMake activities are cancelled for the 2020-2021 academic year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. To keep the momentum going, we are organizing an exciting line-up of workshops and activities online.

Workshops and activities for the fall 2020

Ruby Coders with Ivan Ruby

The Ruby Coders is an informal group that holds weekly meetings where they take an online, collaborative, and hands-on approach to learning computer programming and electronics using the Arduino platform. Interested? Send an email to

Introduction to Photogrammetry with Roby Provost-Blanchard

An introductory workshop series for people who wish to learn how to generate 3D environments from photographs in the Agisoft Metashape software.  Photogrammetry allows artists and designers to create custom environments which can be used in game-design, virtual reality, architecture, digital fabrication and much more. Interested? Send an email to

Designing PCBs with Eagle with Simon Juif

An introductory workshop to learn  how to navigate in Eagle,  learn to design a PCB, customize projects involving electronics and  better understand how circuits work. Interested? Send an email to

Workshops and activities for the Winter 2020


Twitter Feed

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When Joel and Tawfik run their #hackathons, especially in #COVID19 times, they first prepare students with a virtual environment @DawsonCollege @cu_innovalab
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Our very own @rubyivan created to help people learn to think like a programmer with #arduino #opensource #tinkercad
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When Hristo from @DawsonCollege participates in a #hackathon, he never hesitates to rely on his team's expertise to explore #opensource and #arduino technology.
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When Melize from the @cu_innovalab wants to create her #technocreative projects, sur turns to #opensource technologies and #arduino.


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MilieuxMake is a makerspace project undertaken by Dr. Ann-Louise Davidson and Marc Beaulieu. MilieuxMake is a Milieux Institute common space with various affordances from 3D printing, to soldering, sewing, electronic sensing, etc. It offers space for members of the Milieux community who conduct maker-led projects and many workshops, as well as public talks held there yearly. To follow the MilieuxMake activities, see the Milieux News Twitter feed:

Research dissemination

Selected Papers

Davidson, A.-L. (2019). Developing Co-Creativity in Maker Education, 21st Century Competencies in Maker Education and Conclusions of the CreaMaker workshops (in collaboration with B. Lille). In. Romero, M., De Smet, C., David, D., Tali, F. ANR #CreaMaker workshop : co-creativity, robotics and maker education proceedings. Complete proceedings online :

Davidson, A.-L., *Price, D. (2017) Does Your School Have the Maker Fever? –An Experiential Learning Approach To Developing Maker Competencies. LEARNing Landscapes, 11(1), 103-120. []

Davidson, A.-L. (2018). How Can Makerspaces Heighten Student Engagement? EdCan Network. Facts on Education. Complete paper online []



Ruby, I., Davidson, A.-L., Sanabria, J. (2019). What do learners and facilitators learn from an innovation challenge? Bold Educators Activate Change, ISTE 2019. June 23-26, Philadelphia, Pensylvania.

Davidson, A.-L., Naffi, N., Duponsel, N. (2018). La facilitation dans les activités de type « maker » ou les structures rhizomatiques dans l’apprentissage. Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur les technologies en education (CIRTA). October 11-12, Québec, Québec.

Davidson, A.-L., Cucinelli, G., Price, D., Naffi, N., Ruby, I., Matheson, T., Duponsel, N., Romero, M., van Oostveen, R. Light, E. (2017). Exploring the movement of “maker culture” in education. CSSE, May 27-June, Toronto, Canada.

Funders and supporters

Concordia University
Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture, and Technology
Aging, Communication, and Technology Research Project