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Primarily, my job entails working with teachers to develop content for their learners’ blended learning, which is now delivered in an hour-long, timetabled session for all learners in full-time courses. Over the course of one day, I can go between exploring innovative augmented reality technology to teaching somebody how to use Facebook. Interestingly, the latter is by far the most challenging.
A few days ago, I met Manuel Herrera at MORENet. He has an amazing maker space where students engage in creative thinking on a daily basis. It’s a bastion of creativity and wonder and his passion for it is contagious.
However, as we talked about prototyping and design thinking, he mentioned something surprising.
“We have a 3D printer, but only a few students know how to use it for creative purposes. Most students download templates and print things out. There’s not much actual creative thought that goes into it.”
“So, what’s the answer?” I asked.
“I think they need to start by making things by hand,” he said.
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