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Digital Education and Interpretation

The Alliance has compiled this set of digital education resources from amongst its own offerings as well as those throughout the nonprofit and museum sector.

Alliance Resources

Bridging Isolation: The Anchorage Museum’s Virtual Movement Workshops for Older Adults during COVID-19

Molissa Udevitz, an educator at the Anchorage Museum, shares their program on engaging older adults in virtual movement workshops in this Alliance blog post.

Earning Income from Education Programs during COVID-19

In this Alliance blog post Daryl Jorgenson and Kate Jackson offer options for earning income from online education programs during the pandemic.

Group Effort

This Museum magazine article looks at creating a climate for collaborative learning, sharing “5 ‘C’s” of how people and organizations relate to each other: competition, consultation/connection, cooperation, coordination, and collaboration. The article provides some factors for collaboration, including education purpose, open and frequent communication, and flexibility. It also includes some tools for implementing a collaborative environment. This is an excerpt from All Together Now: Museums and Online Collaborative Learning.

The Keys to Sustainable Online Programming? Partnerships and Professional Development

This Alliance blog post by Megan Ennes discusses how partnerships can help museums better engage with audiences online.

Museums Unfixed in Place and Time

This Museum magazine articleexplores the power of online learning environments. This is an excerpt from AAM publication, Unbound By Place or Time: Museums & Online Learning.


Other Resources

2018 Museums & Tech Survey + Report

The 2018 Museums and Technology Survey and Report was commissioned and produced by Stage 2 Studios, a multidisciplinary firm specializing in media for the education and nonprofit sectors.

Community Guidelines

Monticello shares guidelines for participating in their online community.

Horizon Report: Museum Edition

The New Media Consortium 2016 Horizon Report: Museum Edition, examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in education and interpretation within the museum environment.

Inclusive Digital Interactives

The Smithsonian along with the Institute for Human Centered Design, and MuseWeb provide this useful guide on developing digital interactives that are inclusive of all abilities.

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