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Library Makerspaces and Connected Learning to Advance Rural Teen Creativity

  • Yunfei DuEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Educational Technology book series (LNET)

Abstract

This paper addresses the problems rural libraries and information centers have in attracting and serving teens. It discusses the changing demographics of teens, continued impact of learning technologies, teens’ lack of adequate preparation for the workforce, the importance of connected learning, and the need for interactive learning opportunities for youth. The difficulties of reaching youth in rural communities can be addressed by developing training, creating makerspace models, and producing connected learning activities for teens.

Keywords

Makerspaces Connecte Learning Library Services Teens Rural Education 

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© Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of InformationUniversity of North TexasDentonUSA

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