Archived Versions

MAS.714J / STS.445J Technologies for Creative Learning

As taught in: Fall 2009

Photo showing hands playing four foil “drums” wired to a computer, with the Scratch cat character animated on screen.

For one of the class assignments, two students built a Scratch-based drumset using foil-wrapped paper plates, conductive metal chopsticks, and a Scratch sensor PicoBoard. (Courtesy of anonymous MIT students. Used with permission.)

Level:

Graduate

Instructors:

Prof. Mitchel Resnick

Karen Brennan
(Teaching Assistant)

Course Features

Course Description

This course explores the design of innovative educational technologies and creative learning environments, drawing on specific case studies such as the LEGO® Programmable Brick, Scratch software and Computer Clubhouse after-school learning centers. Includes activities with new educational technologies, reflections on learning experiences, and discussion of strategies and principles underlying the design of new tools and activities.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .mov.