Presentations

Professional presentations given on the topics of museums and digital technologies.

Ignite MCN - Blogging is dead. Long live the museum blog!

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A few weeks ago I checked something off my bucket list: get up in front of a theatre full of your brilliant colleagues and attempt to be more entertaining than the beer in their hands and the long lost pals they just reconnected with at the bar while simultaneously prodding a few serious thoughts out...

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Engaging Audiences with Collections via Social Media

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You know best the unique stories your collections have to tell and work hard to preserve those collections for future generations. But how do you take collections care activities from “behind the scenes” to front and center, engaging and educating the public? This was the central question addressed by a four-part series of webinars for small...

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Opening Up Museum Studies with Social Media

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How can museum studies professors—and educators of all stripes—incorporate social media into their teaching? How does social media help us enhance learning and open up access to expertise? I was invited to give a brief presentation on this topic for COMPT (Committee on Museum Professional Training) at the AAM (American Alliance...

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Engaging Visitors with Social Media

What outcomes are you hoping to achieve with social media? Are your social media practices engaging online communities to their greatest potential? How do you know if you are achieving your goals? How can you take your social media initiatives to the next level? These four key questions were explored during the "Engaging Visitors with Social Media" workshop I...

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The Heart Truth: Using Social Media to Reach and Motivate Women to Address Risk Factors for Heart Disease

This poster presentation was co-authored with Megan Yarmuth, Jennifer Wayman, Sarah Temple, Ann Taubenheim, Ph.D., for the Digital Health Communications (DHCX) conference in February 2012. Objective To educate women about heart disease and prompt action against key risk factors by empowering women to spread The Heart Truth® via social media tools. Background The National Heart, Lung, and Blood...

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Podcast - "History Explorer Meet Our Museum: National History Day"

Learn what it takes to develop a great National History Day project from some museum staff members who have judged the national level in the past. National History Day is an annual competition that engages students in the past through their own well-researched projects. Listen to the podcast (Interview with Dana Allen-Greil about what...

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Developing a Transmedia Game at a History Museum

Presentation for the Spotlight session, "What’s Happening at the National Museum of American History," at the American Association of Museums Technology, Interpretation, and Education 2010 online conference.

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Evaluating Social Media

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How to navigate a sea of social media technologies and begin to measure success. This presentation explores planning for implementation, developing metrics,...

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From Construction Site to Museum: Managing the Opening Process

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Solutions to the challenges of museum building projects, such as determining an opening date, managing staff and board expectations, establishing...

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Making Everyone a Winner: Universal Design of Multimedia

A presentation for the American American Association of Museums Annual Meeting 2008.

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