MIT Media Lab

The MIT Media Lab applies an unorthodox research approach to envision the impact of emerging technologies on everyday life—technologies that promise to fundamentally transform our most basic notions of human capabilities. Unconstrained by traditional disciplines, Lab designers, engineers, artists, and scientists work atelier-style, conducting more than 350 projects that range from neuroengineering, to how children learn, to developing the city car of the future. Lab researchers foster a unique culture of learning by doing, developing technologies that empower people of all ages, from all walks of life, in all societies, to design and invent new possibilities for themselves and their communities.

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GoGo Board: Retooling Learning Societies

David Cavallo, Arnan Sipitakiat, and Paulo Blikstein

GoGo is a toolkit that provides a simple interface for a computer to interact with its surrounding environment. The key feature of the GoGo kit is a multi-node mid-range wireless communication system. The tool kit can be programmed to remotely read/monitor sensors and control electronic devices. The goal is to enable new possibilities in community learning centers, schools, and other learning environments where learning activities are built upon local interest and resources.This project develops an open hardware framework for the design and implementation of sensing and control devices for use in learning environments. This work is currently focusing on schools in Brazil where, as in other places, low-cost alternatives to expensive technology are much needed. The GoGo board has been designed and used in schools in São Paulo. A network of teachers, students, and other users of the GoGo board is being created. The design of the GoGo board is freely available to anyone to reproduce or adapt to their particularneeds. The research goal is to study the factors, both technical and social, needed to support communities of not-so-technical-people to participate in the process of designing the tools that they want. We believe such community would play an important role in the development of innovative learning environments for the twenty-first century.

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The Future of Learning Group

How to redefine and expand the conceptual framework and language to support thinking and creating on a more holistic, systemic level about what being digital will mean for learning.

The Future of Learning Group explores how new technologies can enable new ways of thinking, learning, and designing. The group creates new “tools to think with” and explores how these tools can help bring about change in real-world settings, such as schools, museums, and under-served communities.

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Creative Minds

Aqui está o logotipo para a nossa nova comunidade. Mentes criativas é o lugar onde nós podemos discutir sobre STEM – Ciência, Tecnologia, Engenharia e Matemática.

Comece o seu próprio blog. Participe e crie grupos. Contribuia para os projetos open-source Babuino e Darwin. Converse com outros usuários de todo o mundo. Compartilhe fotos, imagens, vídeos, arquivos e muito mais.

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