Museums and the Web

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On building a better MOOC

When building a MOOC, one of the most important questions that professionals ask is: What do I use to build this MOOC? This is no small question and the there is no one small answer. There are a plethora of opportunities and possible solutions, the selection of which really depends on the general sensibility and educational goals of the institution and of the course to be offered.

To MOOC or not to MOOC

"To MOOC or not to MOOC, that is the question. Whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrow of outrageous learning, Or to take regular classes against a sea of technology, and by opposing them, return to the classroom...." loosely paraphrased from William Shakespeare's Hamlet: Director of educational technology.

To MOOC or not to MOOC

"To MOOC or not to MOOC, that is the question. Whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrow of outrageous learning, Or to take regular classes against a sea of technology, and by opposing them, return to the classroom...." loosely paraphrased from William Shakespeare's Hamlet: Director of educational technology.

MOOCs and Museums- a talk in Los Angeles

If you are in LA on March 11, please join me at Future Salon LA, where I will be presenting "Major mayhem or a marvelous match? An introduction to museums and MOOCs."
http://futuresalon17.eventbrite.com/

Accessibility

Although I am currently at a different conference (Educause West), my mind keeps coming back to MOW, especially after the session on accessibility that I just sat in. Terry Thomposon of the University of Washington gave an excellent presentation that reminding me of the discussion (and admonition) of Jim Angus on the importance of accessibility, especially the proper use of alt and img tags. Terry is part of a grass roots initiative at U of W that is promoting and working hard to make all web pages accessible.

PDF- Now we have Web 2.0 tools, how do we use them?

Several people asked for a copy of my presentation, so here is a pdf of it.
Thanks for the attending/participating!

Web 2.0 data for my workshop

I am developing a workshop on how we as professionals are using Web 2.0 "to expand a museum’s role by promoting new methods of collaboration within itself and with other museums and institutions" and am looking for examples that I can use in the dialogue. I created a wiki for this discussion at http://redberry.pbwiki.com/ (password is "share").

Please join the discussion!