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Dr. Christopher Kribs is a Distinguished Teaching Professor and Distinguished Research Professor in the Departments of Mathematics and Curriculum & Instruction at UTA, and he teaches math education courses at the K-8 and middle school grade levels, as well as mathematical biology and differential equations. During Fall 2017, he taught EDML 4372: Mathematics in The Middle Level Grades and piloted the course through the UTA Libraries’ Maker Literacies Program. Dr. Kribs has provided us the following report about this experience.


EDML 4372 Maker Literacies Pilot Project By Dr...
Tags: maker literacy, edml 4372, experiential learning, makerspaces, time management
IE 4340-001 Fall 2017 Team 1 Project Photos

One group of competencies identified in our set of beta maker competencies is “Assembling effective teams.” This group includes the following learning outcomes:

The maker literate student

recognizes opportunities to collaborate with others evaluates the costs & benefits of “Doing-it-Together” (DIT) vs. “Doing-it-Yourself” (DIY) seeks team members with skills appropriate for specific project requirements joins a team where his/her skills are sought and valued solicits advice, knowledge and specific skills succinctly from experts

This group of competencies poses an...

Tags: maker literacy, ie 4340, experiential learning, makerspaces, assembling teams
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Dr. Christian Worlow is a Senior Lecturer and Internship Coordinator for the Department of English at UTA, and he teaches courses in British literature and technical writing. During Fall 2017, he taught two technical writing courses: ENGL 2338: Technical Writing, and ENGL 3372: Computers and Writing. He piloted both of these courses through the UTA Libraries Maker Literacies Program. Dr. Worlow has provided us the following report about this experience.


Technical Writing & Maker Literacies By Dr. Christian Worlow, UTA English

In teaching courses like these, I adopt a...

Tags: maker literacy, engl 2338, engl 3372, service learning, experiential learning

A team from UTA Libraries is leading a pilot study comprised of six library makerspaces from across the country to investigate the effectiveness of early-stage maker-based competencies in undergraduate learning, stemming from work developed by a UTA Libraries task force. The Maker Competencies and the Undergraduate Curriculum project is funded by a $49,800 National Leadership Grant from The Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Go to UTA News to read the full press release.

Tags: IMLS, maker literacy, makerspaces

Congratulations to The Fearless Scarecrows, the grand champions for Fall 2017 Pitch of the Week! Team members include Divyanshu Sharma, a junior Computer Science major who minors in Mathematics, Whitney Adindu, a sophomore Nursing major, and Subrat Parajuli, a sophomore Electrical Engineering major who minors in Sustainable Engineering. This week’s randomly drawn prompt was comprised of Journalism, Drone and vinyl sheets. The Fearless Scarecrows pitched their Drones361 service, offering to send aerial drones into war-ravaged or natural disaster-stricken locations to provide news and health...

Tags: POW!, experiential learning