Course Integration Offerings

Mobile Makerspace Menu

3D Printing | Mobile VR | 3D Scanning | Software Tutorials | Podcasting | Creating Rubrics

 

The Makerspace can come to your class! We have some options to introduce your class to the equipment available, sharing the great potential for integrating technology across disciplines.

Setup time and notice are required. The following examples are for a DMS first experience orientation, however the experience can be tailored to your discipline or project.

Demonstrations are recommended for social distancing, which may limit interaction with VR.

Classes can be led in 3-part demonstrations: An introduction to 3D Printing, a VR demonstration, and a 3D scanning demonstration. If time allows, class could have interactive time with VR or scanning.

With additional assistance, class can rotate between three stations to explore 3D printing, VR, and 3D scanning in turns.
 

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3D Printing

30-45 Mins, Set up for Class/Event Duration (Overview approx. 10 mins.)

3D printer will be brought VIA cart to class location. Print prepared and started before class begins so machine can work throughout and finish during class time. Check print time in slicer.

  • Shows live fabrication process
  • Free 3D print/model for class

Examples:

  • 3D printing a caffeine molecule model for chemistry class.
  • 3D printing scans of coral specimens for marine biology.
  • 3D Printing tools for use in space/engineering.

Skills/Outcomes:

  • Familiarity with fabrication process
  • Understand engineering aspects
  • Learning about 3D printing services offered by DMS


 

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Mobile VR

10 Mins per Rotation, Set up for Class/Event Duration (Testing and prep time needed)

Depending on content, view-only demonstrations can vary in time (15-30 mins).

VR could be demonstrated on a screen with Oculus Rift S. Users could take turns. (Coral Compass and 360 immersive videos ideal for this)

Oculus Quests could allow for individuals to take turns (cleaning headsets between users) experiencing VR. (Basic programs like google earth are ideal for this, introduction to VR experience)

  • Oculus Quest hooked up to monitor or screen for display in other location
  • Oculus Quests offer mobile VR experiences
  • Google Daydream uses Smartphones to access VR video via Youtube

Examples:

  • 360 video walkthroughs of museums, historic sites, etc.
  • Oculus Quest: Chemistry, Anatomy, Historic Reconstructions.
  • Skills/Outcomes:
  • Understanding of VR/AR
  • Variety of interdisciplinary applications
  • Learn about VR offered by DMS


 

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3D Scanning

10 Min Rotations, Class/Event Duration

3D Scanner can scan objects or people.

Scanner brought to location/classroom. Instructor or volunteers could take turns getting scanned onto laptop. (Rotating chair recommended, sitting strongly recommended)

  • Document objects.
  • Record people.

Examples:

  • Scan people for reference for use in arts, design (digital arts, design, sculpture).
  • Scan objects for documentation (humanities).
  • Scan objects for modification/replication (engineering, design).

Skills/Outcomes:

  • Familiarity with scanning/compositing software
  • Editing/design of 3D files
  • New application for documentation
  • Access to DMS technologies


 

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Project-Based Learning or Software Tutorials

Class duration

A demonstration/workshop detailing a process of digital media creation or outlining a project “how-to” in software. DMS staff show the class how to go about creating their project and common issues they may encounter through their project process. Can be conducted virtually, both synchronous and asynchronous (given preparation time). The DMS also provides helpful online guides to assist with digital projects:
https://library.uncw.edu/guides/makerspace

 

Poster Design

Project Duration: 1 week
Recommended Program: Canva, Easel.ly, Powerpoint
DMS Demonstration: Canva, 45 minutes
Poster Design is a great introductory project for digital media. Students are assigned to make an informational poster about a specific subject or topic relevant to their coursework.
Students will learn about outlining and planning for the display of information, the design process, using the recommended software to produce their project, in addition to exploring the topic for their project.
 

Brochure

Project Duration: 1 week
Recommended Program: InDesign
DMS Demonstration: InDesign, 45 minutes
Ideal for introducing students to Adobe programs, the informational brochure project utilizes Adobe InDesign. Students are assigned to make an informational brochure about a specific subject or topic relevant to their coursework.
Students will learn about outlining and planning for the display of information, the design process, using the recommended software to produce their project, in addition to exploring the topic for their project.
 

Magazine

Project Duration: 2 weeks, Recommended for Groups
Recommended Program: InDesign
DMS Demonstration: InDesign, 45 Minutes
Great for a group project, students will use Adobe InDesign to create a “magazine” based around a specific subject or topic relevant to their coursework.
Magazines will have a cover, one page of blurbs/mini articles, a main spread “feature article”, and a single page article.
Students will learn about outlining and planning for the display of information, the design process, using the recommended software to produce their project, in addition to exploring the topic for their project.
 

Video

Project Duration: 2-3 weeks, Recommended for Groups
Recommended Program: Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie, Shotcut
DMS Demonstration: Adobe Premiere Pro, 45 minutes
As a group, students will create a commercial or short video based around a specific subject or topic relevant to their coursework. Videos can be 30 seconds-1 minute commercials, or longer 2-5 minute shorts/documentaries (depending on instructor’s preference and the subject criteria).
Students will learn about outlining and planning for the video, the production process, using the recommended software to edit and finalize their project, in addition to exploring the topic for their project.
 

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Podcasting

Project Duration: 2-3 weeks, Recommended for small groups, individuals
Recommended Program: Audacity, Adobe Audition
DMS Demonstration: Audacity, 45 minutes
Students will create a podcast based around a specific subject or topic relevant to their coursework. Podcasts can be between 2 and 5 minutes.
Students will learn about outlining and scripting for the podcast, the recording process, using the recommended software to edit and finalize their project, in addition to exploring the topic for their project.

 

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Sample Rubric for Project Based Learning options

Out of 10 points

 

  • Grasp of subject 5 points (at instructor’s discretion)
  • Planning process 2 points (0 points not completed, 1 point partial completion, 2 points planned outline/script/materials shown)
  • Execution of project 3 points (0 points not completed, 1 point poor-fair, 2 points good, 3 points excellent presentation/grasp on media)


 

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This project was supported by grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (IMLS grant number LS-00-19-0034-19).