In May of 2012 a “fabrication workshop and design incubator” called TechShop was opened in Detroit in partnership with Ford Global Technologies. The facility charges a membership fee to allow average people access to high end industrial machines where they can invent their own products. Ford itself encourages the use of the machines by their employees to design innovations for Ford vehicles. This workshop and several others are part of a DIY-inspired “Maker Movement” that has people engaged in fixing, tinkering, and producing things outside of the mainstream, established production channels.
DIY education is a growing movement. It’s not just the idea of homeschooling, but rather breaking from the standardizations that currently stand in order to better serve personal needs and objectives going forward. e-Learning and m-Learning are going to be–if they aren’t already–a big part of this movement as time progresses.
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