Bubbler @ Madison Public Libraries: A system-wide approach to learning through making

October 1st, 2014 - September 30th, 2016 | PROJECT

This University of Wisconsin System will conduct research to understand how the Madison Public Library (MPL) is building a production-oriented approach to literacy and learning through their maker-focused program, the Bubbler. On a national level, this project speaks to educational research communities, professionals, members of informal learning institutions, and organizers of designed makerspaces. At the local level, it addresses underserved populations in the Madison area and MPL in evaluating and developing the Bubbler. Findings will be shared through conference presentations, journal articles, and networks of library professionals.

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Team Members

Rebekah Willett, Principal Investigator, University of Wisconsin System


Funding Source: IMLS
Funding Program: National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Award Number: LG-06-14-0174-14
Funding Amount: $456,627


Audience: General Public | Learning Researchers | Museum | ISE Professionals | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Art | music | theater | Engineering | General STEM | Technology
Resource Type: Project Descriptions | Projects
Environment Type: Library Programs | Making and Tinkering Programs | Professional Development | Conferences | Networks | Professional Development and Workshops | Public Programs