Education Professors from Jiangsu visit the Maker Lab

On October 25th, the STEAM-3D Maker Lab welcomed Joel Hartling (York University), Dr. Anning Ding (Jiangsu Education Services for International Exchange), and twenty-six professors of education from the Jiangsu province of the People’s Republic of China. After spending their morning touring UOIT, these educators arrived at our lab excited to learn about making and makerspaces.

After Dr. Janette Hughes provided a brief introduction to our Maker Lab and discussed some of our current research, it was time to get making! Our guests were given the opportunity to try out the green screen, programmable robots, Chibitronics, 3D printing and design, and augmented/virtual reality. In every session, the educators collaborated to solve problems, share expertise, and get creative!

We were very excited to share some of the ways that making and maker pedagogies can be used in the classroom, and can’t wait to hear about what these educators do next. Thank you for visiting!


Exploring the Ozobots


3D printing and CAD software


A few of the professors trying out augmented reality


Our guests having some fun with the green screen!

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