Open Portfolios: Marymount’s Fab Lab

Marymount Fab Lab

This is the third in a series of blog posts about Maker Ed’s Open Portfolio Project work during the summer and fall 2014. These posts are also written in conjunction with the Research Briefs being released throughout the fall and winter of 2014. By Anna Keune The Marymount Fab Lab, one of four highly equipped makerspaces at Marymount School of New […]

Maker Caucus Brings Attention to the Need for More Diversity in Making

Maker Ed's Director of Strategic Alliances Rachel Goldman Alper with Congressional Maker Caucus Co-Chair Congressman Mark Takano

On Thursday, November 18, 2014, I attended the Congressional Maker Caucus event on “Creating a Diverse & Inclusive Maker Movement,” which examined the role of women and underrepresented minorities in making and discussed how to broaden participation and diversify the makeup of makers.  The Congressional Maker Caucus is a bi-partisan group of members of Congress, […]

Open Portfolios: World Maker Faire insights

WMF blog photo

This is the second in a series of blog posts about Maker Ed’s Open Portfolio Project work during the summer and fall 2014. These posts are also written in conjunction with the Research Briefs being released throughout the fall and winter of 2014. By Anna Keune At the World Maker Faire in New York, we had an opportunity to connect with […]

Open Portfolios: A glimpse into Digital Harbor’s portfolio work

DHF panorama 1

This is the first in a series of blog posts about Maker Ed’s Open Portfolio Project work during the summer and fall 2014. These posts are also written in conjunction with the Research Briefs being released throughout the fall and winter of 2014. In July 2014, the Open Portfolio Project core team embarked on the beginning of 10 field site visits […]

Open Portfolios: What — and how — are you documenting?

dws-1 copy

       Amidst all the Fair(e)s and excitement from one coast to another, it’s been incredible to see how way makers are documenting their work, their excitement, and the community. Maker Ed’s Open Portfolio Project is investigating just that. Over the past 8 months, in collaboration with our close partners at Indiana University’s Creativity Labs, we have […]