An Evolving Makerspace for Teacher Education

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Tonia A. Dousay


If you could design a makerspace, what would it look like and whom would it serve? How does location fit into your planning? What about expertise? How will you sustain your facility? Last, but certainly not least, how will you staff the makerspace and how does programming or mission impact staffing? At the University of Wyoming, conversations about the maker movement became a reality when we opened a makerspace for teacher education in the College of Education. From initial design to the funding of the space and our teacher education mission, this design case chronicles the processes, considerations, and decisions we faced that may help others who find themselves in a similar situation.

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Dousay, T. (2017). An Evolving Makerspace for Teacher Education. International Journal of Designs for Learning, 8(1).
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Tonia A. Dousay, University of Wyoming

Tonia A. Dousay is an assistant professor of instructional technology at the University of Wyoming and focuses her research on various aspects of design as related to instructional settings.