Maker Case Studies

This study explores the learning processes of digital “makers”, people who engage in technology-based do-it-yourself tinkering to solve real-world problems using affordable and tiny computers with sensors, controllers, and data sharing over the Internet. We are currently recruiting participants who wish to talk about interdisciplinary problem identification, problem-solving, and critical thinking associated with digital “making” in artistic, technical, and scientific pursuits. The overarching objective is to collect personal stories around the process of digital “making”, the development of “maker” identities, the required knowledge, skills, competencies and attitudes for digital “making”, the learning process underlying digital “making” and supportive educational methodologies. Through this project, we are exploring issues and inequalities around the intersections of gender, age, socio-economic status and disability. This project is funded by Concordia University