Course details for remainder of semester


Below I have mapped out the remainder of the course including due dates. Thanks to Erin and Melanie O for updating and clarifying on some details. Melanie did an excellent job of collecting the museums you can choose from for mobile app assignment.

One note, I know we had discussed doing final session on 12/19 but I have decided to eliminate that and due final session on 12/12 because I have been so impressed with the level of online interaction. I will keep course open for assignment completion until 12/19.

Update on second half of course

Final project paragraph proposals are due 11/3 to Chris via email. These are projects that explore a course theme in either written, multi-media or project form. Can be group or individual. Groups need only submit one paragraph for team. Chris will feedback at this time if he sees a problem or needs to suggest correction, or if ask a direct question.

Mobile In Museums:

Due Dates

•Thursday 10/27 read 1 of 2 assigned articles and respond on thread that Chris will create. Click here for links to reading

•Between 10/26 and 11/7 please vist at least two museums with mobile app/web programs. Post a response (written or multi-media) as blog post by 11/7. Please reflect on the experience critically and suggest revisions. See Melanie O’s excellent blog post for details.

NOTE: No class on 10/31
NOTE: No class on 11/7

(Note there will be limited assignments the week of 11/7. This is a good chance to catch up on missed assignments and work on related badges to set yourself up for the “A” by having only the final Project badge to earn. Should have at least plan to have three badges in place)

Technology in Museum Exhibits: Annoying or essential? Ways forward in technology integration in museums

Class on 11/14 To screen or not to screen

•Examine the work of Jim Spadaccini and Open Exhibits

•Debate: Screens or no screens (before class you will be asked to take a position on screen interactives in exhibitions, we will divide and debate)

•Introduction of following weeks activity: Paper Prototyping a museum interactive

NOTE: No Physical Class 11/21 Visiting some Online exhibits will be assigned, details to come.

Class on 11/28

•Teams will assemble and present paper prototypes museum interactives using construction paper/glue/scissors/markers/glitter/whatever

Technology as distance learning tool: Broadcasting your mission

12/5 Why Distance Learning

•(Tentative) Guest Speaker: William Crow Associate Museum Educator at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Adjunct Professor of Graduate Media Studies at The New School for Social Research and the John Hopkins on-line museum masters program

12/12 Final Projects Due/Class presentations
12/19 All Work turned in