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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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What Can Wikis Do for You? | Edgital

What Can Wikis Do for You? | Edgital | Museums and Digital Media | Scoop.it

"Working with digital tools does not mean thinking only about what faces the public – apps, in-gallery kiosks, iPads used on tours, etc. These things are exciting and wonderful. But back end organization can benefit greatly from making the digital shift as well."

 

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Queen Beatrix to open the expanded and renovated Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Queen Beatrix to open the expanded and renovated Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam | Museums and Digital Media | Scoop.it

"AMSTERDAM.- In the presence of Her Royal Highness Queen Beatrix, the renovated and expanded Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam will celebrate its official re-opening on Saturday, September 22, 2012. This leading international institution of modern and contemporary art will begin welcoming the public on September 23, following the most ambitious transformation in its history.

 

A complete renovation of the Stedelijk’s historic 1895 building, designed by A.W. Weissman, has converted virtually all of its spaces into galleries, enabling the first comprehensive display the Stedelijk has ever mounted of its permanent collection, widely acknowledged to be among the most important in the world. The vibrant new building designed by Mels Crouwel of Benthem Crouwel Architects, measuring 9,423 square meters (101,428 square feet), will provide vast new space for the Stedelijk’s renowned and influential temporary exhibitions, as well as a host of new amenities. The innovative design also re-orients the entire Museum to face onto the great public lawn of Amsterdam’s Museumplein (Museum Plaza), creating an active common ground for the first time among the Stedelijk and its neighbors, the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, and the Concertgebouw."

 


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@MarDixon -- What is Ask A Curator Day? #AskACurator

@MarDixon -- What is Ask A Curator Day? #AskACurator | Museums and Digital Media | Scoop.it

"When is Ask a Curator?

It’s an all day event on September 19th on Twitter.

What is Ask a Curator?

It’s a way to talk to curators and people who work in cultural venues you normally don’t have access to. You can ask anything that you’re curious about or want more information on.

What’s it’ like to be a curator?

How do you decide what to display?

What is the most unique object in your collection?

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Museums Teaching with Facebook | Edgital

Museums Teaching with Facebook | Edgital | Museums and Digital Media | 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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Does Augmented Reality Augment Learning? | Part 2 of 2 on Augmented Reality | Edgital

Does Augmented Reality Augment Learning? | Part 2 of 2 on Augmented Reality | Edgital | Museums and Digital Media | Scoop.it
How is Augmented Reality used in museums?
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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 | Museums and Digital Media | 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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via @clairey_ross

 

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40 (More) Ways Nonprofit Zoos, Aquariums & Museums Are Engaging Audiences Through Social Media | Know Your Own Bone

40 (More) Ways Nonprofit Zoos, Aquariums & Museums Are Engaging Audiences Through Social Media | Know Your Own Bone | Museums and Digital Media | Scoop.it

1) 100 Toys (And Their Stories) That Define Our Childhood.

2) Go, go aquariums on Instagram!

3) Thinking with The Thinker.

4) Wikipedia in the galleries.

5) Help find New York’s cutest baby!

6) #MuseumOlympics.

7) April Fools!

8) The first Pinterest contest.

9) Wrapping in Instagram and Foursquare

10) History with a side of pie.

11) Making it easy to connect.

12) Engagement-driving “content regulars.”

13) A mobile app that facilitates a trip through time.

14) Starting early on Generation Z

15) Putting visitors on YouTube for a good cause.

16) Learning through online games.

17) Sharing timely off-line experience online.

18) An online auction.

19) Fundraising through Kickstarter.

20) Foursquare still has a following!

21) Looking to the public to choose the next subject for a work of art.

22) Sharing silliness (and some seriousness, too).

23) Selecting and rewarding “insiders.”

24) Rewarding online audiences without de-valuing your product.

25) Engaging in citizen science.

26) Mobile scavenger hunts.

27) Facilitating sharing with a mobile app.

28) Current baby-naming contests.

29) Telling stories to earn donors and support conservation.

30) Using Facebook to allow for a deeper connection for special interest.

31) Enjoying the mission from your mobile at home.

32) Mastering Pinterest.

33) Interactive online tours.

34) Wikipedians supporting museums.

35) Using personal branding to promote the museum.

36) Using the web to keep folks posted while the museum… um… moves.

37) Asking the public for strategic direction.

38) Let online audiences “dig in” to information that interests them.

39) Showing folks why they should pay you a visit.

40) A completely crowd-sourced exhibit.

 

via Colleen Dilen (@cdilly)

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How Pinteresting | Edgital

How Pinterest, the social media platform, works and examples of how museums can use it. An article and two youtube video tutorials.
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