A connected learning approach to an engineering design challenge

Date: 
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Resource Type:
Research Brief | Research Products
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Afterschool Programs
Audience: 
Middle School Children (11-13) | Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals | Learning Researchers
Discipline: 
Engineering | General STEM | Technology
Access and Inclusion: 
Rural
Organization:
Afterschool Alliance
Description: 

This paper investigates how intentionally designed features of an out-of-school time program, Studio STEM, influenced middle school youths’ engagement in their learning. The authors took a connected learning approach, using new media to support peer interaction and engagement with an engineering design challenge in an open and flexible learning environment.

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