Maker Education Survey Results

BY Megan Hemmings 4/18/17 8:20 AM

Last year, we conducted a survey of your opinions on maker education. Today, we wanted to share the results of that survey with you. Check out the infographic below to see some of the results of K–12 compared with those of higher education.

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Some of the other highlights we discovered include:

K–12

  • 96% of educators believe maker education supports core content standards.
  • 97% said online communities are important for finding activity ideas.
  • Funding (75%), educator preparedness (57%) and space (47%) were the top obstacles to integrating maker education.
  • 30% of educators add maker education through projects in their classroom.

Higher Education

  • 94% believe maker education can support retention for undergraduate students
  • 90% said online communities are important for finding activity ideas
  • Funding (73%), aligning with academic standards (49%) and educator preparedness (43%) were the top obstacles to integrating maker education
  • Application of theory is seen as the largest value of incorporating maker education

We would like to thank everyone who took the survey for sharing their opinions. Your feedback will greatly help us improve your experience with us. We have already started putting some of this feedback into action by launching InventorSpace, on online community sharing platform for project ideas, aligning project ideas to standards and creating professional development class offerings to make it easy to add electronics and maker education to your school.

Please keep sharing your thoughts and ideas with us. We value your feedback and look forward to hearing more about how we can best serve you.