Track 15. Maker Spaces and 3-D Printing Based Innovations (Make&3DPrint@ICALT2016)

Track Chairs

Glen Bull, University of Virginia, USA [Coordinator -]
Judy C. R. Tseng, Chung Hua University, Taiwan
Yonghe Wu Yonghe, East China Normal University, China
Tandra Tyler-Wood, University of North Texas, USA

Track Program Committee

  • David Slykhuis, James Madison University
  • James Thurman, University of North Texas
  • Kim Flintoff, Curtin University, Australia
  • Leah Irving, Curtin University, Australia
  • Mary McVee, University of Buffalo
  • Mike Searson, Kean University
  • Nancye Blair Black, President, ISTE 3D Network
  • Ronghuai Huang, Beijing Normal University
  • Shaunna Smith, Texas State University
  • Song An, University of Texas at El Paso
  • Victor Mao, Net Dragon, Hong Kong

Track Description and Topics of Interest

Maker culture and digital fabrication technologies such as 3D printers, open source hardware, and open source software offer opportunities for new approaches to learning. The National Science Foundation notes that a ‘Maker approach encourages people to understand how things work, to experiment, invent and redesign things through multiple iterations, to democratize and understand processes of engineering, science, and innovation.’  This track welcomes submissions that illustrate ways in which Maker Spaces and 3D technologies can facilitate new approaches to learning. These topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Maker Spaces in schools
  • Community Maker Spaces
  • After-school collaborative Maker Spaces
  • Fabrication Laboratories (FabLabs)
  • Digital fabrication in science, technology, engineering & math (STEM)
  • Digital fabrication in the arts and humanities
  • Design of educational toys and mechanisms
  • 3D technologies in informal learning
  • 3D technologies in museum education
  • Reconstruction of historic inventions
  • 3D printing in the classroom
  • Digital die cutters in education
  • 3D modeling
  • 3D game design
  • Open-source robotics

Important dates about ICALT 2017 submissions can be found here.

The ICALT 2017 Author Guidelines can be found here.

The Track 15 CfP can be downloaded from here:

  • .txt version
  • .doc version