7th Monthly Multidisciplinary Seminar



2016 Spring KSEA Monthly Multidisciplinary Seminar Speaker Gi Woong Choi, a Ph.D. candidate in Learning, Design, and Technology at the Pennsylvania State University will present his research on “Makerspaces in Higher Education: Theoretical and Practical Considerations for Research” on Tuesday, February 9th, at 7:30 PM at Walker building Room 319. Food and drinks will be served. All are welcome.


Makerspaces in Higher Education: Theoretical and Practical Considerations for Research


Interests towards utilizing makerspaces for learning are growing rapidly in the field of education. Inspired by growing maker movements and communities, universities and colleges are also participating in this trend by setting up a makerspace and installing different technologies within the space to create this new learning environment where students can freely engage in creative activities both collaboratively and individually. During the talk, the presenter will be introducing various theoretical concepts and design implications on the topic to discuss how these spaces could afford learning.

More About Gi Woong Choi

Ph.D. Candidate in Learning, Design, and Technology
The Pennsylvania State University


Gi Woong Choi is a Ph.D. candidate in Learning, Design, and Technology at Penn State. He has background in human-computer interaction and user experience before pursuing a degree in education. His current research interests include mobile learning, informal learning, educational affordances of technology, learning technologies in higher education, etc. He worked as a GUI researcher and game UX designer before coming to Penn State. Josh has a B.S. in BioSystems (Currently known as Bio and Brain Engineering) from Korea Advanced Institute of Technology (KAIST) and an M.S. in Cognitive Science and Engineering (Concentration: Human-Computer Interaction) from Yonsei University, Korea.