How have libraries and museums created "Learning Labs" that promote engaged learning? A workshop dedicated to presenting effective strategies for creating engaged learning communities would be useful
Learn a new tool or new skill, explore future grant opportunities, or identify new ways to address your institutional challenges this year during hands-on pre-conference workshops that you have the opportunity to suggest. We are using IdeaScale to identify what workshops WebWise attendees would like to see at WebWise 2013.
Would you like to learn how to start a blog for your institution? How could you better use social media to engage learners? How might you run a competition to address institutional challenges? Would you like to create your own “app” or learn how to use an existing one? The possibilities are endless and the choice is yours. Suggest your idea for what you’d like to learn, try, or do at WebWise workshops this year. The most “popular” ideas, which is to say those workhops that have the most interest in the form of “thumbs up” agreement or comments are the ones we will use to create this year’s pre-conference workshops.
Don’t have an idea of your own? Vote on an existing idea. Offer comments, feedback, and support by either selecting the “thumbs up” icon to agree that you’d like to see a workshop idea offered at WebWise this year. The more support an idea has, the more likely it is to be offered.
On February 1, when voting closes, the conference organizers will publish a list of available workshops that conference attendees will then be able to “sign up” for and attend on Wednesday, March 6th.
There is every reason to get involved because WebWise 2013 will reflect the interests, challenges, questions, and concerns of its attendees — exactly what you’ve been asking for — so jump in and start shaping this year’s offerings!
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Workshop discussing and teaching methods for evaluating different types of digital projects. How can we effectively measure learning and engagement outcomes for digital projects so that we can then adjust, and possibly redesign, for best possible results?
Learn how to take a simple export of data from your collections management system to create different views of your items, such as on a map, in an image gallery, or on a timeline.
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) presents exciting opportunities for libraries of all sizes. It would be useful to have a workshop that addressed ways that small and medium-size libraries can participate in the DPLA initiative.
A workshop discussing best practices for using social media networks to engage with museums' visitors and collections' researchers. Also covering what doesn't work very well and who is responsible for managing that interaction.
Having a workshop dedicated to integrating Wikipedia into the public outreach efforts of museums and libraries would be useful. Such a workshop might focus on running "Edit-a-thons" or integrating Wikipedia information into exhibits and collections. How have libraries and museums been using Wikipedia productively?
A workshop to help museum educators and curators to plan and create a digital textbook on local and regional history relevant for K-12 classrooms using relevant collection objects.
How to begin to deal with preserving digital assets in an archive with more and more donors donating digital rather than paper. Even with a content management system how can we plan to tackle this?
A workshop to demonstrate how to archive personal digital materials, like photographs or email, so that then you can teach your library or museum communities to do so as well.
Build a small digital collections website using Omeka.net and use those collections to create a small online exhibition.
How can local libraries design oral history projects to integrate with StoryCorps collections?
Many of us have thousands of followers who never see our Facebook posts thanks to complex filtering algorithms. How can we use Facebook Open Graph apps to bridge the gap?