We are pleased to announce that School of Architecture faculty member Daragh Byrne received a grant through the ProSEED/Simon Initiative Seed Grant program for his proposal entitled “Scaling The Gallery: A tool to support applied maker-based education through Project Documentation and Distributed Critique”.
This proposal seeks funding to support the IDeATe Gallery, which over the past three years has grown from a prototype to support instruction in one course, to a widely used tool by the IDeATe program. The platform supports learning in maker-based and applied project-based curricula by enabling students to richly document, express, share and critically review outcomes. It has been used by over 350 users who have contributed 1,550 projects to 117 assignments. The student response is highly favorable and there are several campus stakeholders interested in adopting the tool. Funding through the ProSEED program will extend the platform as a general resource for the CMU campus, as well as support core research into peer-critique in maker-based contexts.
About the Simon Initiative: The Simon Initiative’s vision is a data-driven, virtuous cycle of learning science research and innovative educational practice that causes demonstrably better learning outcomes for students from any background or place. Simon Initiative Seed grants are intended to enable CMU faculty to pursue learning research or educational practice projects aimed at improving student learning outcomes at CMU and beyond.