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Facilitating critical reflection in online distributed maker workshops: Case studies

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2022-06-16
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Abstract
The global pandemic has brought numerous challenges for designers, researchers, and practitioners whose work involves children and new technologies. While many of us have found creative ways to address the obstacles of facilitating activities with children remotely, inciting critical reflection through making, which is already difficult in in-person settings, has become an even greater challenge in online distributed settings. This paper reports on the lessons learned from two two-week online afterschool maker workshops where participants in remote locations engaged in critical reflections on ethical implications of biowearable technologies through designing a biowearable device that benefits their own lives. The results showed preliminary evidence that participants were able to produce a prototype and engaged in critical reflection on the ethical issues of biowearables. We also found that while online environments offer limited social cues and flexibility, access to multiple communication channels enabled just-in-time and situated facilitation for critical reflection.
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DOI: 10.1016/j.ijcci.2022.100509
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International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction
Document title
Facilitating critical reflection in online distributed maker workshops: Case studies
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Elsevier
Date
2022
Volume
33
First page
100509
Publisher DOI
10.1016/j.ijcci.2022.100509
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Copyright is held by the publisher with many rights continuing to also be held by the author(s).
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