Communities of Practice: Creating Learning Environments for Educators

Editors, Chris Kimble, Paul Hildreth and Isabelle Bourdon
Publisher, Information Age Publishing

As a two volume set:
Hard cover ISBN: 1593118678 , Soft cover ISBN: 159311866X

As separate volumes:
Hard Cover - Vol 1 ISBN: 1593118635 , Vol 2 ISBN: 1593118651
Soft Cover - Vol 1 ISBN: 1593118627 , Vol 2 ISBN: 1593118643


Amon Daran Millner, MIT media lab, USA


Amon Millner is a doctoral candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a part of the Media Laboratory's Lifelong Kindergarten Research Group. His research interest is computer-supported learning through designing. Specifically, he researches and develops tools, activities and spaces for young people to learn by creating their own projects that integrate computer programming with a variety of craft materials. One of his research projects provides tools for young learners to control on-screen objects through sensors in physical interfaces that they create. He contributes techniques to help integrate design activities into networks of informal learning environments such as Computer Clubhouses and FabLabs: places to which he has been a longstanding contributor. He examines the aspects of design activities that call for youth to learn and practice powerful principles used in the growing number of fields that value design. Millner holds an MS in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT (2005), an MS in Human Computer Interaction from Georgia Tech (2003), and a BS in Computer Science from USC (2001).


Volume 1, Chapter 21 - Creating an Educational Ecosystem for Design, Personal Fabrication and Invention