littleBits: Not Just for the Kids

Andrea Pritt

Abstract


The Penn State Harrisburg Library used grant funds to add two littleBits Workshop Kits to the circulating library collection. The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Librarian piloted a hands-on activity utilizing littleBits in the college classroom to better support the rapid prototyping skills of engineering students on campus, to promote science literacy to students, and to enhance librarian-student interaction. This article provides an overview of the workshops, which could be duplicated at other institutions, and shares the experiences of three different audiences of college students including challenges, successes, and opportunities for growth and future considerations in utilizing littleBits in an academic setting.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/palrap.2020.230



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