International Journal of Designs for Learning

This multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed online journal is dedicated to publishing descriptions of artifacts, environments and experiences created to promote and support learning in all contexts by designers in any field. The IJDL Library of Congress ISSN is 2159-449X.

The journal provides a venue for designers to share their knowledge-in-practice through rich representations of their designs and detailed discussion of decision-making. The aim of the journal is to support the production of high-quality precedent materials and to promote and demonstrate the value of doing so. Audiences for the journal include designers, teachers and students of design and scholars studying the practice of design.

This journal is a publication of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology.



Call for Papers: Special Issue on Makerspace Design Cases (Deadline October 3, 2016)

According to the New Media Consortium, makerspaces are “informal workshop environments located in community facilities or education institutions where people gather to create prototypes or products in a collaborative, do-it yourself setting.” The NMC Horizon Reports for K-12 Education and for Higher Education have listed makerspaces as “important developments” for the last 2-3 years (2014-2016). Also referred to as hackerspaces, hack labs, and fab labs, these community-oriented spaces provide tools and resources for innovators to carry out their ideas. Makerspaces have quickly risen to the forefront in the educational conversations, and many community organizations, schools, and institutions of higher education have created makerspaces in their facilities and campuses. Additionally, many are on the verge of developing a makerspace for their organization. While lists of equipment and supplies for makerspaces are readily available to those seeking to develop a makerspace, resources documenting the design of a makerspace, the philosophy that informed the design, or the programs implemented within a makerspace are considerably less plentiful. This special issue of makerspace design cases is intended to fill that void. Design cases do not present the findings of research; instead they express a form of knowledgebuilding regarding design, as detailed below.  
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Vol 7, No 2 (2016): Special Issue: K-12 Classroom Implementation

Guest Co-Editors: Krista Glazewski & Laurie Dias

Table of Contents

Krista Glazewski, Laurie Dias

K-12 Classroom Implementation

Thomas Brush, Suhkyung Shin, Sungwon Shin, Jiyoon Jung, John Gensic, Krista Glazewski
Christian McKay, Tarrence D. Banks, Scott Wallace
Ronald W. Rinehart, Ravit Golan Duncan, Clark A. Chinn, Trudy A. Atkins, Jessica DiBenedetti
Jeremy Roschelle, Steven Gaudino, Samantha Darling
Gamze Ozogul, Jana Reisslein, Martin Reisslein
Jenna Marks, Deena Bernett, Catherine C. Chase
Camillia Matuk, Kevin W. McElhaney, Jennifer King Chen, Jonathan Lim-Breitbart, Douglas Kirkpatrick, Marcia C. Linn
Amy M. Kamarainen, Shari Metcalf, Tina A. Grotzer, Craig Brimhall, Chris Dede