My research was inspired by my experience working with Kylie Peppler, PhD and the Creativity Team at the Creativity Labs.  The Creativity Labs is located in the Center for Research on Learning and Technology at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. I worked at the Creativity Labs for three years on various projects pertaining to learning and creativity, new technologies (e-textiles), the MAKER movement, interest-driven learning, and informal learning environments. This page will share the projects and presentations I am currently working on at the Creativity Labs.

Projects

MAKER BRIDGE – Connecting MAKER initiatives worldwide

I am volunteering to work with an international (UK and US) team of graduate students, PhD Candidates, and faculty members in an effort to share and expand upon the conversation around digital making. Currently, we are working on lining up speakers for the a LIVE series of discussions to be aired in May and June 2013. The website is being developed and more information will be coming very, very soon!

MAKE-TO-LEARN INITIATIVE 

Make-to-Learn –  prior to the Digital Media and Learning Conference, Chicago, IL

For the past six months, I have worked with the Creativity Labs team to bring the MAKE Symposium to Chicago, IL. I have helped with the design of the website, photography, and video capturing for the event. There is much more to come from this event. I look forward to continuing to assist in any capacity needed.

E-TEXTILES

Paper 1: Working on writing a paper for publication regarding creativity, youth, and e-textiles.

Paper 2: Working on writing a paper for publication regarding the affordances of e-textiles as means to empower youth to collaborate and take on leadership roles in STEM projects.

WALLACE FOUNDATION: NEW OPPORTUNITIES

I was one of several members of the lab who assisted with the literature review  for this report. It is currently in the process of being prepped for publishing.

Shively, K. presented on behalf of Peppler, K. (2012). New Opportunities for Interest Driven Arts Learning in a Digital Age. Roundtable presentation at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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