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Museums and Games for Learning (video)

"This past Tuesday I attended a panel discussion titled Will Gaming Change the Way We Learn? (full video above) sponsored by Zócalo Public Square and held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. (And kudos to MOCA, Zócalo is fairly awesome and it’s nice to see them convening in a museum space.) More and more museums, as well as schools and other educational institutions, are becoming interested in the educational potential of games. Full disclosure – it was games that sparked my initial interest in digital education. Several years ago, while in grad school, I began reading about the work of Jane McGonigal, Director of Game Research and Development at the Institute for the Future. McGonigal maintains that games are powerful instigators of motivation and happiness for people, which is why folks will dedicate hours upon hours to mastering games. This feature of gaming, termed “stickiness”, is what has caught the interest of many educators. After all, anyone playing a game has to learn a lot – all the rules of the game, all the strategies, all the secret spaces."

 

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Vicki Kolovou's comment, January 2, 2013 5:34 PM
good article...we need to play more games and get ppl engaged
Sara Conway Gurney's curator insight, January 29, 2015 12:31 PM

Great video to support gaming as a learning tool. Can you imagine teaching via minecraft, etc.?? I have a couple students who would be over the moon for such a lesson!  Instant engaging lessons for our kiddos :)

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Museums Teaching with Facebook | Edgital

Museums Teaching with Facebook | Edgital | Heritage and Museology  -  Patrimoni i Museologia | Scoop.it

"With over 500 million users, one in every 13 people on planet Earth is on Facebook. Museums, zoos, aquaria and other informal educational institutions have also jumped onto the Facebook bandwagon. Most use their page as a promotional tool – a kind of up-to-the-minute newsletter – informing their audience about events, programs and exhibitions. A few, but only a very few, use Facebook and other social media outlets as educational tools as well."


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Things we’re learning about Digital R&D in a museum context

Things we’re learning about Digital R&D in a museum context | Heritage and Museology  -  Patrimoni i Museologia | Scoop.it

"Hasan Bakhshi said earlier in the year that:

 

“Unlike science and technology, very little is known about how R&D is managed by cultural institutions, how it should be evaluated, and how well the knowledge created through R&D diffuses (or not) across organisations”

 

With this in mind over the past year we have been muddling through on the Social Interpretation project (SI) at The Imperial War Museums with the overarching aim of finding out what R&D is in a museum context, what’s possible in the timeframe and within certain budget constraints.
So here’s a list of things we’re learning about R&D in a museum context:

 

- It’s hard

- It’s fast

- Adapt or Die

- Be a Good Communicator

- Advocacy, Advocacy, Advocacy

- Manage expectations

- There are no benchmarks

- Smile

"

 

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