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This week in Fish: Suckling fish

It was a short week.  Public holiday on Monday and leave on Friday. This week we feature the visit of researchers from SAIAB and have added a blog post about a fish that suckles its young.  Also added were new volunteer pages, a triggerfish movie and stonefish images.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 11 Oct 2010

Developing Educational Strategies - some background stuff

I'm currently attending a workshop on developing educational strategies for museums in a rapidly developing part of the world. Here's some resources for background reading.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 10 Oct 2010

A fish that suckles its young

I just read an amazing web page about a fish that suckles its young while they are still inside the female's body.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 01 Oct 2010

This week in Fish: Baby shark cannibals

This week we feature an incredible image of a Warty Prowfish shooting out a cloud of presumably toxic fluid.  We see Port Jackson Sharks mating and talk about cannibalistic shark embryos. The 12 new fish movies complete the current series on wrasses.  Thank you as always to all contributors.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 01 Oct 2010

Professor Stephen Heppell: Learning and technology Part 2

My second lot of quick notes from Stephen’s parallel session at the Museums Australia 2010 conference. Note – these have been cut and pasted from Twitter so are very brief!

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 30 Sep 2010

Professor Stephen Heppell: Learning and technology

My quick notes from Stephen’s talk at the Museums Australia 2010 conference

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 30 Sep 2010

What's in a name?

Arggghhhh!  Nothing gets my goat more than reading a novel or a report that shows a scientific name with both the genus and species names with upper case letters or neither word in italics.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 29 Sep 2010

2010 Horizon Report Museum Edition: Commentary on technologies to watch

This is the third and final post about the 2010 Horizon Report: Museum Edition which considers technology use in museum settings. This post provides commentary on the technologies to watch identified in the report.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 25 Sep 2010

2010 Horizon Report Museum Edition: Commentary on significant challenges

This is the second of three posts about the 2010 Horizon Report: Museum Edition which considers technology use in museum settings. This post provides commentary on the six significant challenges identified in the report.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 25 Sep 2010

2010 Horizon Report Museum Edition: Commentary on the key drivers

“The Marcus Institute for Digital Education in the Arts (MIDEA), the museum-focused branch of the New Media Consortium (NMC), released the 2010 Horizon Report: Museum Edition. This specially-focused edition of the annual Horizon Report series considers technology use in museum settings. The report identifies and describes six emerging technologies that will likely have a significant impact on museum education and interpretation in the next one to five years.” As with the earlier Horizons report, it’s so full of information and ideas that have done three posts, with this first one discussing the four key trends they have identified.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 25 Sep 2010