Attended this conference held in Tampere, Finland, on 11-12 October. Here's some links I promised to post.
Spent the week in beautiful (but cold!) Finland at the Open and Learning Museum Conference. The conference was a gathering of some of the partners in the Learning Museum Network Project (or LEM for short), funded by the European Union. LEM "... is a network project funded by the Lifelong Learning Programme Grundtvig (2010-2013) which aims to establish a permanent network and webspace for museums and adult educators to participate in a learning society and in a knowledge based Europe."
I gave the keynote address - Learning in the 21st Century Museum, as well as attending some of the roundtables on the first day.
Here's links to online resources I promised to share (and some I have come across since):
- Blog post: Crowdsourcing - what is it?
- Blog post: Crowdsourcing Via Social Media Allows Rapid Remote Taxonomic Identification (a great case study)
- Horizons Report 2010 Museum Edition and the New Media Consortium website is worth exploring too
- Australian Museum Digital Volunteers Project
- Blog post: What Are the Most Important Problems in our Field?
- Blog post: Please Chime In: The Challenges and Opportunities of Participatory Culture
- Smithsonian Mobile Museum Wiki
- Older Audiences and Museums Report (2002)
- Museum Audiences With Disabilities Report (2005)
Other references can be found in my paper.
Thanks for inviting me - was very inspiring!