Today at the Chicago Digital Media and Learning Conference we held a Museum Meet-Up. We had such a good time sharing strategies, struggles, challenges and successes, we decided to keep the conversation going. I will say more about the Meet-Up below but don’t want to bury the lead: since no one knew of a place online just for museum professionals engaged with digital learning programs, we decided to create one!
Please go here to join. This can be a place to share best practices, learn about conferences, share resources, and provide a context to support all of our efforts.
Now on to the Meet-Up. Nineteen of us from nine organizations gathered around a hearty helping of Italian food and chatted about all sorts of things. We collectively represented:
- American Museum of natural history
- Art Institute of Chicago
- Cal Academy of Sciences
- Intuit: center for intuitive and outsider art
- Museum of Science and Industry
- Shedd Aquarium
- The Art Institute of Chicago
- The Field Museum
- U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
One of my highlights was hearing how many of us have “digital” in our titles, how many have completed or are working on a digital strategy for their educational programs, and everything I heard about the role badges can play in museums. If you were in attendance, please share below something you enjoyed about the Meet-Up or a key take-away.
For everything else, see you on the Mini-Group!