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Jani Ylioja, Georgi V. Georgiev, Iván Sánchez, and Jukka Riekki. 2019. Academic Recognition of Fab Academy. In Proceedings of the FabLearn Europe 2019 Conference (FabLearn Europe '19). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article 1, 7 pages. DOI:

Academic recognition of Fab Academy

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Author: Ylioja, Jani1; Georgiev, Georgi V.1; Sánchez, Iván1;
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
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Language: English
Published: Association for Computing Machinery, 2019
Publish Date: 2019-09-03


Maker educations and distributed educations are increasing in quantity and quality. This gives a possibility for academia to tap into interesting sources of knowledge outside the physical parameters of the institution, as well as outside formal education and traditional learning methods. However, academic recognition of such learning can be challenging. We explore Fab Academy in comparison with a current university course with the same topic; the amount of work by university standards and whether the assessment methods of Fab Academy are sufficient for academic recognition. The workload of Fab Academy is calculated based on the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). The contents are compared based on the range of subjects and the deliverables required to pass the courses. We find Fab Academy to be compatible with the university course. Hence, we consider it possible to include in university curriculum Fab Academy content accredited by different universities.

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ISBN: 978-1-4503-6266-5
Article number: 1
DOI: 10.1145/3335055.3335056
Host publication: Proceedings of the FabLearn Europe 2019 Conference , 28-29 May, Oulu, Finland
Conference: FabLearn Europe Conference
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
Funding: This research has been financially supported by Academy of Finland 6Genesis Flagship (grant 318927)
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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