OCULA Presents: Makerspaces and EL in Virtual Environments

OCULA Presents: Makerspaces and EL  in Virtual Environments

About this Session:

How are college and university libraries promoting a maker mindset outside of the makerspace? Many libraries have been working hard to reimagine their makerspace services for virtual environments. Learn how three individuals have tackled this challenge in new and innovative ways: offering online workshops, maintaining a virtual connection with students, and promoting the development of digital skills as students and faculty adjust to learning at a distance.

Date & Time:

Tuesday, June 16 from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. EST. 
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About the Presenters:

Elizabeth O’Brien has been a leader in the UTSC Library's Makerspace since its inception in 2016. Her passions include learning through making and encouraging innovation through design thinking approaches. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Education with an emphasis in adult education and community development.

Ewan Gibson is a librarian at Humber College. His role is centered around the Idea Lab, a media lab/makerspace initiative which you’ll hear more about today. Ewan is also involved in eLearning, developing instructional videos and other materials. He’s also liaison librarian with several programs in Humber’s Faculty of Business.

Darin White, Laurier Library Makerspace Darin White co-founded the Kitchener-based kwartzlab makerspace and Maker Expo event. With a very committed group of students and staff, White has created the Laurier Library Makerspace with the aim of inspiring and supporting hands-on making across the domains of textiles, 3D design, electronics, photography, coding and printmaking.

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6/16/2020 12:00 PM - 6/16/2020

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