Share Paper: Creating a Makerspace to Support a 1:1 Technology Initiative

  1. Heath Hase, Southeast Missouri State University - College of Education, Health, and Human Studies, United States

Abstract: The academic technology industry is expanding just as fast as the consumer technology industry, and P-12 administrators are expecting their first-year teachers to be ready on day one not only with pedagogical knowledge, but with the skills to incorporate and actively teach with technology. With the installation of 1:1 technology initiatives throughout many institutions of higher education, we have seen a response to this request from P-12 administrations; however, some 1:1 technology initiatives have seen success and some failure while many have gone through revisions just to stay relevant. It is one thing for a 1:1 technology initiative to provide ...