Makerspaces are rather new phenomena in HEIs and not sufficiently exploited. It is challenging to find and use good practice examples, since each and every makerspace is unique. They differ vastly in size, governance, funding structure, theme, etc. The aim of the HEI MAKERS guidelines for higher education institutions is to specify how they can (better) utilize rapidly expanding technical spaces (like Makerspaces, FabLabs, Techshops, etc.) for the purpose of higher quality of education and more relevant graduate skills. Based on the examples of Lithuania, Latvia and Romania, it aims to help HEIs in Europe to understand the principles of strategic integration of makerspaces into study process, get familiar with definitions and quality standards, adapt frameworks for recognition of learning outcomes, join the network of HEIs which run / collaborate with makerspaces.
Guidelines for HEIs on employing a Makerspace.