Making Future-Ready Students with Design and the Internet of Things

Hughes, J. and Robb, J. A. and Lam, M. (2019) Making Future-Ready Students with Design and the Internet of Things. EAI Endorsed Transactions on Creative Technologies, 6 (21): 1. ISSN 2409-9708

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INTRODUCTION: IoT will transform our future in unimaginable ways. The necessity for young people to understand and design with IoT seems unequivocal but there is currently limited integration in K-12 education.

OBJECTIVES: To investigate these gaps in research and practice, this study aimed to explore the design processes and understandings of IoT that emerge when youth design an IoT passion project within a constructionist context.

METHODS: A mixed methods multiple case study design was employed, analyzing questionnaires, interviews, recordings, and participant artifacts.

RESULTS: Factors contributing to a successful design included guided inquiry, detailed plans, access to support, and perseverance. Participants also experienced gains in IoT skills and knowledge.

CONCLUSION: Design and making with IoT through passion-based, guided inquiry appeared to facilitate the development of valuable knowledge and skills. Further research is needed to explore implementations in formal education.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Design thinking, Inquiry, Internet of Things (IoT), Makerspaces, Constructionism, Passion-based learning
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Depositing User: EAI Editor I.
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2020 15:24
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2020 15:24

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