Soup Stone Zone
Microlearning for Maker Spaces
The Soup Stone Story
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We help maker spaces improve tool instruction experience and impact
The time has come. Maker space managers and key supporters such as business owners and employers, school faculty, local government officials, service club volunteers and others are on the look-out for ways increase training capacity and expand the maker learning environment at city-wide scale.
There is an urgent need to create maker cities that embrace learning and creativity, for the future of work and a livable economy.
Our unique subscription based microlearning platform
- Expand maker space learning environment
- Increase impact of tool instruction workshops
- Support membership, retention, expansion and satisfaction.
Why this Works
Let's ask Sharmila
Makerspaces are made for Micro-learning
|There's a positive feedback loop between maker space workshops and expanding learning activities, and the bottom-line. The Soup Stone Zone platform can amplify this positive feedback loop.|| |
Microlearning can drive a superior spaced learning curve (in blue) and follow-on reactivation curve (in green). This helps to "level-set" learners before they attend a workshop, and retain what they learned, afterwards. In the case of tool instruction workshops, blended micro-learning (both before and after a hands-on workshop) could contribute to a better understanding of tool operation, increased confidence new tool users, and improved safety.
How it Works
Pedro Likes Moving Parts
Our Collaborative Design Process
|The Soup Stone Zone helps makers of all ages become comfortable with new tools. Pedro likes to take stuff apart and put it back together again, and he loves doing all that with a team. Collaboration is the best way to build new learning content quickly and affordably. Plus by using a Creative Commons open licensing policy similar to Wikipedia, collaborative content can be transparently shared, with attribution.|| |
We use a method called by various names: Table Top Job Analysis by the Department of Energy or Develop a Curriculum (DACUM) by Ohio State.
|Either way, the idea is the same: If you want to understand someone's job so you can create good courseware for new learners, ask expert workers or operators what the key duties and tasks of those jobs are, and sequence them.|