This spring, MIDEA hosted the workshop "iPads in the Museum" in San Antonio, Texas. Museum professionals from all over the country gathered to learn and discuss strategies for enhancing their digital exhibits, docent tours, and special programs with the blockbuster tablet that is the Apple iPad.
In case you missed it, we've archived recordings of the keynotes and panel discussions. For those of you who were there, these videos will be a good refresher and a helpful way to share what you learned with your colleagues. From best practices in HTML5 to embracing your "frabjous" (thank you, Holly Witchey!) -- we've got you covered.
First, a summary of the workshop:
Opening Keynote: Using the iPad with Group Tours, by Scott Sayre
Registration for the MIDEA Workshop: Using iPads in the Museum is now open and the process can be completed entirely online.Â Register on or before April 19, 2011 qualify for the Early Registration rate.
When registering, each individual attendee must login with their user name and password and register themselves.Â The registration system is tied to the individual membership records and group registrations are not allowed. Please do not register for another person using your login, the registration will not be recognized. Be sure when logged in to edit your profileÂ so we have your correct mailing address, phone number, and contact information.
Todayâ€™s museums face many challenges.Â Among them, keeping pace with the relentless evolution of modern technologies represents the most daunting, especially for museums focused on the arts.Â With staff, budgets, and resources already trimmed significantly, few museums have the time or ability to make timely judgments about the potential of emerging technologies.Â Far too often, museums find themselves reacting to new technologies rather than taking early advantage of them to innovatively and creatively expand their audiences, their communities, and their effectiveness.
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The New Media Consortium and the Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation are pleased to announce that registration for Maximizing the Returns of Social Networks for Your Museum, a special day-long event to be held June 29-30, 2010, in San Antonio, Texas, is now open.
Social Networking and Museums
With the emergence of new technologies and platforms many museums have rushed to create Facebook pages, Twitter feeds, and Flickr pages. Rather than wait for visitors to create content about their collections, museums need to be present and proactive on social media platforms -- but how best to do this?
Sparking innovation, learning and creativity. More >
Identifying the impact of emerging technologies. More >
The Edward and Betty Marcus Institute for Digital Education in the Arts (MIDEA) provides timely, succinct and practical knowledge about emerging technologies that museums can use to advance their missions. More >
The largest educational presence in any virtual world, involving more than 150 colleges and universities and a very active community of educators that numbers nearly 12,000. More >
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