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ERIC Number: EJ1146306
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1077-5315
Building and Managing Makerspaces in Extension
Francis, Dave; Hill, Paul; Graham, Dallini; Swadley, Emy; Esplin, Kaleb
Journal of Extension, v55 n3 Article 3IAW5 Jun 2017
As traditional face-to-face Extension office interactions are supplanted by online education options, the makerspace offers a venue for authentic engagement between Extension and the community. In makerspaces, learners make and learn from one another in a cooperative learning environment. Through involvement in the maker movement, Extension has an opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge of land-grant educators and Extension volunteers in a new and meaningful way. Creating and supporting makerspaces will increase Extension's visibility and allow for the delivery of content to a new audience. Such efforts will assist Extension in staying relevant in the 21st century.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Utah
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