International Journal of Designs for Learning (IJDL), Vol. 8 Issue 1 published

We are pleased to announce that Volume 8, Issue 1 of the International Journal of Designs for Learning, a special issue which focuses on Makerspaces, is published!


On behalf of the Special Issue Guest Editors and IJDL Editorial Staff:

Mary Jo Dondlinger, Julie McLeod, & Chris Bigenho, Special Issue Guest Editors

  • Elizabeth Boling, Editor-in-Chief
  • John Baaki, Assistant Editor
  • Colin Gray, Board Member & Editorial Assistant
  • Thomas Edelberg, Editorial Assistant
  • Randa Fathy, Editorial Assistant


And of special note, this issue includes an article by ETAD professor Marguerite Koole, ETAD alumnus Jordan Epp, along with Kerry Anderson, Robert Hepner, & Mohammad Hossain.  Nice job!


*IJDL Vol 8, No 1 (2017)*:

*Special Issue on Makerspace Design Cases*

Mary Jo Dondlinger, Julie McLeod, & Chris Bigenho


*Challenges and Tradeoffs When Engaging Young Makers With Constructing for Others*

Nathan Holbert, Sawaros Thanapornsangsuth, & Marleen Villeroy

*What Will Keep the Fish Alive? Exploring Intersections of Designing, Making, and Inquiry Among Middle School Learners*

Scott Wallace, Tarrance Banks, Mishael Sedas, Krista Glazewski, Thomas A. Brush, & Christian McKay

*MakerSpace to Capstone: Plans and Progress Towards an Integrated K-12 Design Thinking and STEAM Curriculum*

Tamarah Henderson, Peter Vogel, & Meghan Campagna

*The Unspace Case: Developing a Maker Movement in a Multipurpose, Flexible Space, Library Setting*

Craig Shepherd, Cassandra Kvenild, Shannon M. Smith, & Alan Buss

*DigiFab Kits: Mini Mobile Makerspace Design in the Arts Curriculum*

Aaron D. Knochel

*The Bubbler as Systemwide Makerspace: A Design Case of How Making Became a Core Service of the Public Libraries*

Erica Halverson, Alexandra Lakind, & Rebekah Willett

*An Evolving Makerspace for Teacher Education*

Tonia A. Dousay

*Designing a Makerspace for Pre- and In-Service Teachers*

Marguerite Koole, Jordan Epp, Kerry Anderson, Robert Hepner, & Mohammad Hossain

*Can You DIG it? Designing to Support a Robust Maker Culture in a University Makerspace*

Katie Krummeck & Rob Rouse

*Establishing a Virtual Makerspace for an Online Graduate Course: A Design Case*

Kevin M. Oliver, Robert L. Moore, & Michael A. Evans

Dr. Jay Wilson receives his 3M National Teaching Fellowship in Halifax today

Jay Wilson received his 3M National Teaching Fellowship today in Halifax at the 2017 STLHE-SAPES conference on the beautiful campus of Dalhousie University.  This is a huge deal for Jay, for ETAD, and for the College of Education and the University of Saskatchewan.  The 3MNTF is the most prestigious recognition a teacher in post-secondary or higher education can receive in Canada.  And it is unlike other honours or awards.  It comes as an invitation to join the Fellowship.  There’s a lot of fanfare, but there is no money, no trophy—just a rare and precious invitation.  Only 10 individuals are invited to the Fellowship each year, and selections are made following a rigorous examination of credentials.  The new cohort of Fellows meets for a retreat—this year at the Fairmont Chateau Montebello  in Montebello, Quebec— for 3 days in November devoted to conversations about teaching among a group of people who are passionate about it.  That’s the reward, a chance to talk about teaching with new friends who love it as much as you do.  Fitting, and a perfect playground for Jay.

Congratulations, Jay!  Here’s hoping the glow of this fabulous honour stays with you for a lifetime!






IRRODL special issue 18(4) on Outcomes of Openness

Vol 18, No 4 (2017)

Special Issue: Outcomes of Openness: Empirical Reports on the Implementation of OER

Table of Contents


Editorial – Volume 18, Issue 4
John Hilton III

Research Articles

David Annand, Tilly Jensen
Sarah Goodier
Jessie R Winitzky-Stephens, Jason Pickavance
Marcela Chiorescu
David Wiley, Ashley Webb, Sarah Weston, DeLaina Tonks
Daniel Patrick Kelly, Teomara Rutherford
Christina Hendricks, Stefan A. Reinsberg, Georg W Rieger
Feng-Ru Sheu, Meilun Shih
Eulho Jung, Christine Bauer, Allan Heaps
Lane Fischer, David Ernst, Stacie L Mason
Cailean Cooney
Gabrielle Vojtech, Judy Grissett
Rajiv Sunil Jhangiani, Surita Jhangiani
SuBeom Kwak

Notes from the Field

Jonathan Lashley, Rebel Cummings-Sauls, Andrew B. Bennett, Brian L. Lindshield
Kim Grewe, William Preston Davis