Building and Managing Makerspaces in Extension

As traditional face-to-face Extension office interactions decrease in favor of online dissemination, the makerspace creates an authentic engagement for Extension and the community. Makerspaces create opportunities for learners to make and learn from each other in a cooperative learning environment. Extension has an opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge of the land-grant educator and volunteer network to participate in a meaningful way. Creating and supporting makerspaces will increase the visibility of Extension and deliver content to a new audience. This effort will assist Extension in staying relevant in the 21st century.


Paul Hill, Dave Francis

Created by Paul Hill

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