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ERIC Number: EJ1129096
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8650
Embracing Change: Museum Educators in the Digital Age
Moore, Claire
Journal of Museum Education, v40 n2 p141-146 2015
As access to high speed internet connections and digital tools increase, many museums are incorporating online and/or blended (a combination of onsite and online) programming in their portfolio to deepen work with existing audiences and/or reach new ones. To leverage the potential of ongoing innovation in the tech sector, museum educators will need to embrace change, take calculated risks as promising new tools and approaches emerge, and adopt a learning stance to propel their work forward through an ongoing process of application, reflection, and refinement. While many museum educators already facilitate programming in a range of physical and virtual learning environments, others may need to learn new skills to effectively facilitate programs in diverse program platforms and engage users from around the world. Beyond shifting demographics, the increasing range and quantity of informational texts and multi-media content available on museum websites is challenging the field to rethink what can and should happen in person and what might best be accomplished online. As users fluidly move between online and in-person engagement, museums will need to develop strategies and/or structures to ensure these experiences are considered as a cohesive whole.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
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