University of Texas at Arlington

ie 4340

April 12, 2019
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[This is the fourth part in a series of blog posts about our data gathering, processing and analysis methodology.]

In this post, I will tie up a few loose ends regarding data collection and cleanup, potential problems with our methods and how we have corrected for them with version 2.0 of the Maker Literacies program, and then provide some examples of how the data can be used for analysis.

Description of the pre- and post-self-assessment surveys

Keep in mind that everything covered up to this point has been an experimental proof-of-concept pilot, including the program itself...

Tags: ie 4340, data validation methodology, maker literacy, IMLS
November 30, 2018

Dr. Jaime Cantu’s Engineering Project Management course participated in the Maker Literacies program again for the third consecutive semester. Students were assigned to work collaboratively in teams to manufacture a stuffed animal horse while learning about and implementing project management fundamentals. An integral component of this course is for students to use real-world data to assemble their teams, and aligns perfectly with maker competency 4, “Assembles effective teams” (note that in our-soon-to-be-published revised competencies, this has become competency 9). Dr. Cantu and I have...

Tags: ie 4340, ASEM 2018, ABET, maker literacy, UTA FabLab
December 22, 2017
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