Gamifying the Maker Movement for Education » Online Universities | teaching with technology | Scoop.it
PCWorld columnist Phil Shapiro begins a recent article on the Maker Movement by stating...

"As the unemployment crisis continues month after month, I’m tempted to climb to the roof of my house and yell at the top of my lungs, ‘The maker movement creates jobs.’" What he focuses on in this piece is a subset of the Maker Movement which involves computer programming and media production. He points out that circumstances akin to what you find in any Maker Movement inspired "hackerspace" are what led to the creation of the PC back in the 1970s. Shapiro goes on to discuss the types of work happening in these spaces – robotics, programming, computer repair, community-based video production, and 3D printing – all relying on a peer to peer learning model that strengthens community bonds while it educates.....


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