March 30, 2015Download
Gokul Krishnan is a Phd Student in the Learning Sciences at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education in Nashville, TN. In his research, he focuses on the learning of preteen children who must repeatedly spend periods of several days or weeks in a hospital setting because they require treatment for Cystic Fibrosis, a chronic disease.
Gokul Krishnan started the first makerspace in a children's hospital. Working with kids who have chronic illnesses like cystic fibrosis, he created a way for them to be makers. We talk about the benefits of making in the context of being in a hospital, how he approaches learning, and what kinds of tech projects these kids have made.