Computer Clubhouse

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The Intel Computer Clubhouse Network is a worldwide network of after-school learning settings, founded by Mitchel Resnick and Natalie Rusk of the MIT Media Lab in Boston, USA and Stina Cooke of The Computer Museum, where the first Computer Clubhouse was established [1]

Now headquartered at the Museum of Science, Boston, the stated goal of the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network is “to proliferate the highly successful Clubhouse learning approach and establish it as a replicable model for technology learning.”[2] The network, which includes over 100 Clubhouses as of 2013, began with the so-called Flagship Computer Clubhouse, founded in 1993 at The Computer Museum, now part of the Museum of Science, Boston.[3][4] The first non-US community-based Computer Clubhouses opened in Esslingen, Germany and Bogota, Colombia.[1] The network is particularly focused on economically disadvantaged communities.[4][5]

Clubhouses have been the proving ground for a number of projects of the MIT Media Lab's "Lifelong Kindergarten" research group. Notable examples are

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  1. ^ a b Welcome to the Hundredth Computer Clubhouse at computerclubhouse.org, retrieved on February 1, 2009.
  2. ^ Computer Clubhouse at computerclubhouse.org, retrieved on February 1, 2009.
  3. ^ About the Clubhouse at computerclubhouse.org, retrieved on October 18, 2007.
  4. ^ a b c 1998, Resnick, M., Rusk, N., Cooke, S. "The Computer Clubhouse: Technological Fluency in the Inner City", published in: High Technology and Low-Income Communities edited by D. Schon, B. Sanyal, and W. Mitchell, MIT Press. Online version [1], retrieved on October 18, 2007.
  5. ^ New York Times, July 18, 2002. "Not Just Closing a Divide, but Leaping It" by Michel Marriott. Online edition retrieved on October 18, 2007.
  6. ^ 2004, Maloney, J., Burd, L., Kafai, Y., Rusk, N., Silverman, B. and Resnick, M., "Scratch: A Sneak Preview. Second International Conference on Creating, Connecting, and Collaborating through Computing, Kyoto, Japan, pp. 104-109. Online version retrieved on October 18, 2007.
  7. ^ Business Week, Sep 7, 2006 "Invasion of the DIY Robots" by Jessie Scanlon. Online edition retrieved on October 18, 2007.
  8. ^ MIT Spectrum, Winter 1998 "Smart Toys - Mitch Resnick builds a toy chest of learning tools". Retrieved on October 18, 2007.

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