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Active Learning Workshops for Makerspaces – Video Demonstration

This is a placeholder post that will feature video for a conference paper I am working on for the International Symposium for Academic Makerspaces, at Yale University from October 16-19, 2019. When I finish filming and editing the video it

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Introducing UVic Libraries Digital Scholarship Commons – AKA The Library Makerspace

Learn – Create – Collaborate The UVic Libraries Digital Scholarship Commons (DSC): serves all disciplines & communities.  Helps the community explore and express ideas in ways other than text helps with data management & long-term planning. The DSC does this

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Sharing Your TinkerCad Model

Here’s a quick video tutorial on how to share a TinkerCad model with someone else, or with a group. Enjoy!

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Library Makerspaces: Outreach & Programming for the Whole Campus

This is a video Dani Johnson, and I created for the International Symposium of Academic Makerspaces (ISAM) 2018 conference at Stanford University, in August 2018. Below is a transcript of the video. The University of Victoria Libraries opened our Digital

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Flipping the Makerspace to Maximize Active Learning Time in Introductory Workshops

I had the privilege of participating in the 2nd annual International Symposium on Academic Makerspaces (ISAM 2017), at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland at the end of September.  I wrote a research paper based on post-workshop survey data from

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Want to Use an Arduino But Don’t Have One?

If you’d like to experiment with an Arduino project, but don’t have access to an Arduino board or add-on electronics, consider working with a “Virtual” Arduino using the wonderful TinkerCad website that is hosted by Autodesk. I was recently looking

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So Many Cool Arduino Projects: Where to Start?

You can do so many different cool projects with an Arduino microcontroller, it’s hard to know where to start once you’ve mastered the basics.  To help with that, I’ve brought together some of my favorite projects. I’ve completed some of

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