Breaking the boundaries to Robotics with Storytelling on a Makerspace

eLearningworld News Makerspaces in informal learning environments is a vision now turning into a construction mode around the world. One example is Tech Tales, that is an NSF-funded project that invites families, where the parents enter a new role as learners in collaboration with their children. In the Tech Tale-project, …

Students designing winged drones for long-range flights

eLearningworld News Stanford is offering undergraduate the engineering course Aerial Robot Design, a class, led by David Lentink, assistant professor of mechanical engineering. At the course, the students learn to build delivery drones both quadcopter and winged drones. Besides the learning from hands-on collaborative teamwork of making a drone and …

21st Century School put in practice – Makerspace and reforming early Language Learning

eLearningworld News from Luxembourg and Finland Many Ministry of Education struggles to transform the educational system to better equip its pupils and students for the 21st Century society’s requirements. Two of the most interesting projects in this development are the BEE Creative program of Luxembourg and the pilot project for …

Latest News: Time to become productive, New report about children’s media habits

eLearningworld News from Denmark The report ”Young Children (0-8) and Digital Technology” from Aalborg University in Denmark shows that children in the age of 5-6 are using digital technologies as a natural integrated part of the ordinary day. However, internet is seen as too abstract, which makes the children focus …

Latest News: Turning the School into a Makerspace for Undergraduates

eLearningworld News from US “Mind and hand” is MITs motto and one of programmes that in both parts fully live up to this motto is the “SuperUROP” programme at the MIT School of Engineering. The programme started in 2012 in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), but …

Latest News: Government launches Makerspaces for Education

eLearningworld News from Luxembourg November 20 the Luxembourg Minister of Education, Children and Youth, Claude Meisch, launched the first six educational makerspaces. The focus is to offer interested young people spaces to use their creativity and experimentation for their own digital projects. These makerspaces are the first pillar of BEE …

Latest News: Makerspace for school developing

eLearningworld News from Sweden Interactive Institute Swedish ICT is launching the project Makerspace in school where students can learn methodology from the craft- and inventor-tradition applied on modern technology like 3D-printers. The purpose with the project is to bring forward an innovative makerculture in school with focus on learning to …