“Learning Creative Learning” MIT online course: my experience so far

“Learning Creative Learning” MIT online course: my experience so far

Last week I caught a post in Karen Wilkinson’s Facebook feed about the experimental course, “Learning Creative Learning” being offered through Mitch Resnick’s program at the MIT Media Lab.  I signed up, as had 24,000 other people, and now we’ve been off and running for four days. This “massive open online course” (MOOC) is an experiment for the Media Lab in wide distribution of resources and expertise....

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From the Archives: Ghosts of a Chance, milestone museum game

From the Archives: Ghosts of a Chance, milestone museum game

So, here’s a blog entry that I meant to publish two and a half years ago, and somehow never remembered to hit the “publish” button. Oops. But now that time has passed, and museum-based games are on the rise with museum events, and the “Ghosts of a Chance” alternate reality game at the Luce Foundation Center at the Smithsonian American Art Museum  is seen as a milestone in the field, thought I’d go ahead and...

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Micro-videos and museums: Vine, GifBoom, and Cinemagram

I’ve been playing with micro-video formats — short little videos, six seconds for Vine, created by users and uploaded to share.  Kind of fun to play with and browse… First impression: these services are making video (very short video) a lot more fun to create and to share, and might make video a reasonable thing to expect as visitor-created content. (Creating video content has always been a bit of a pain, unlike photos that...

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Museum Gaming Workshop notes

Enjoyed a Gaming Workshop last night led by Kellian Adams with Marleigh Norton of Green Door Labs in Toursphere’s new office space.  Fifteen or so of us Boston area museum media community members (aka, Ed Rodley and Jenn Schmidt’s “Drinking about Museums” group) played with a variety of traditional (non-technological) games.  Noted what we liked and what bugged us about the games. A few points that Kellian made about...

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Notes from NEMA iPad/Museum session

Happy to hear our session on iPads was helpful, and thought I’d jot a few followup notes after the session.  (Session chairs: Kathy Burton Jones and Robert Wolterstorff.  Panelists: Paula Rais/Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, Viktorya Vilk/Clark Art Institute, Laurie Glover/Clark Art Institute, and myself). Notes: Think “tablet” rather than necessarily “iPad”.  Clark is using Galaxy 10″ Android...

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iPad: Change the Museum World?

iPad: Change the Museum World?

I’m on a panel discussion Wednesday at NEMA, and the topic is: “The iPad Changes the World — And Museums”.  (Maybe we should end that session title with a question mark:  “…and Museums?”)  Whether or not it’s changing museums, the iPad, with its pleasing form factor, is something many museums are considering.  How does it work for our environments? A few considerations: Our iPad app project, a...

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