From Mobile to MOOC

How and Why Art Museums Engage Digital Products

Past Event: 5 December 2013

Deb Howes, Director of Digital Learning at The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Deb Howes, Director of Digital Learning at The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Join Deborah Howes, Director of Digital Learning at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

There have been significant changes in the way museums communicate about collections with the public. The increasing proliferation of digital tools and platforms has enabled much of this change, but there are other forces inspiring educators to rethink their methods and roles.

Among these are new research about cognition, evaluation studies on museum learning behaviours, growing preference for inclusive dialogue over authoritative voice, and institutional desire to be a relevant and innovative resource for lifelong learning.

Informed by her 30-year experience teaching with technology in art museums, Howes will share important lessons learned and promising pedagogical strategies for the digital-minded museum.

Deborah Howes is Director of Digital Learning at The Museum of Modern Art, New York where she oversees the production and execution of online courses, including the recently-launched Coursera MOOC Art and Inquiry, and engages in museum-wide digital initiatives. This event is presented in partnership with Museum Victoria.