Learners, Digital Resources and Museums Stephanie Rosestone
Sovereign Hill Museums Association @thornypebble
#MASA2012PS38 WHY is digital learning relevant? WHAT are learners doing? WHERE HOW do you engage with formal learning audiences digitally? is our sector heading? ENGAGE NEXT steps with these ideas Research has shown that powerful learning and increased engagement can come from the use of digital learning resources Flexible and differentiated learning can be achieved through the effective use of learning technologies.
- Leadbeater, 2005 Digital technology can: improve attitudes towards learning and provide better opportunities for collaboration and conversation, including engaging in real-world experiences and global perspectives.
- BECTA, 2007 Digital technology can have positive impacts on teaching and learning, including:
more authentic tasks through student-centered learning,
publication of student work to authentic audiences increased the quality of student work and allowed for more meaningful assessment,
students were more engaged, and
the disadvantages for remote schools were mitigated.
- DEECD, 2010 It is likely that online and digital technology will be able to help attract and engage museum audiences in the 18-30 year old demographic.
- Kelly & Russo, 2008 In this new landscape, understanding, preparing and addressing the broad spectrum of digital technology is essential to achieving longterm institutional stability.
- Johnson, Adams, & Witchey, 2011. Why use and provide digital resources? Attract new audiences
Extend your reach
Deliver richer onsite experiences
Meet the needs of schools
Provide personalised, flexible, collaborative, social and real-world learning opportunities What are digital learning resources? The development of resources for use on digital devices. The non-specific use of digital devices for learning activities. What are schools
Creation and publication
Digital Literacy What resources are schools using? Blogs, social media, educational programs, iPads, conferencing programs... Are there exceptions? "Just last week the principal gave us permission to let the kids use Google."
- Year 5 Teacher What are the students using? Social media
Mobile devices School is sometimes the only place students are not allowed to take out the device in their pocket and google the answer.
- Richardson, 2012 What are our colleagues doing? Mobile Applications
Online Professional Development
Social Media accounts Increasingly, visitors and staff expect a seamless experience across devices.
Collection-related rich media are becoming increasingly valuable assets in digital interpretation.
The abundance of resources and relationships made easily accessible via the Internet is increasingly challenging us to revisit our roles as educators.
There is a growing chorus of voices advocating a more active role for visitors in shaping what museums do.
Digitization and cataloguing projects continue to require a significant share of museum resources.
Expectations for civic and social engagement are profoundly changing museums’ scope, reach, and relationships.
(Johnson, Adams, & Witchey, 2011, p.4) Horizon Report - Museum Edition 2011 http://15secondplace.acmi.net.au/ http://slav.global2.vic.edu.au/ http://www.actwild.org.au/ http://vicpln.global2.vic.edu.au/ http://www.nmc.org/publications/horizon-report-2011-museum-edition Suggestions for how to engage with formal learning audiences through digital resources Collection resources online Professional Learning Networks Professional Development Partnerships Direct support to students http://goldmuseumballarat.wordpress.com http://facebook.com/madamemontez http://flickr.com Blogs, Victorian Collections, Wikimedia, Flickr, Facebook Blog, Twitter, Facebook http://sovereignhilleducation.wordpress.com http://twitter.com/goldfieldsed Blog (professional reading), webinar http://www.blackboard.com/Platforms/Collaborate/Overview.aspx http://sovereignhilleducation.wordpress.com/professional-development-webinars/ Use online networks to build partnerships The Writer's Club Blog Network Manor Lakes College iPad trial Comment on blogs, question and answer opportunities Other ideas? What steps can you take to get started? Get involved online Start small, but networked Search and follow Partner with other orgs Share! Do you want to engage further with these ideas? Recall the twitter stream and continue this conversation: http://tweetchat.com/room/masa2012ps38 Watch and share this presentation: http://prezi.com/zobx6hlofx3z/learners-digital-resources-and-museums/ Get more information: http://stephanierosestone.wordpress.com Questions? Learners, Digital Resources and MuseumsSee the full transcript