Standing room only at David Greenfield’s morning session. I’m looking forward to this session now that my head’s full of Web 2.0 / Museum ideas thanks to Nina’s recent presentation. David starts by tipping his hat to Shelley at Brooklyn, Gail at V&A, and a few others – this conference, he says, is full of people tackling different parts of the Web 2.0 creature.
Quickly goes into some theory: Howard Gardner’s idea of multiple intelligences, how one measure does not predict another. Roger Schank’s notion of “narrative and intelligence”, how learning is connected to the experience and situation of the learning. Seymour Papert: communities of learners, and how group learning is powerful: everyone of all levels in the same classes, and a hierarchy of learning. Finally, Ken Robinson: “schools are killing creativity”, based on an Industrial Revolution mindset which no longer works in today’s society. I’m intrigued by the theory, but I’m more intrigued by how he’s going to tie this to Web 2.0 tools.
(Seriously, people are sitting in the isle and standing across the back of the room. It’s packed.)
David moves to a list of common problems museums face with technology and learning, and mentions a few solutions such as partnerships.
He’s got a wiki set up to support the session: www.redberry.pbwiki.com.
Finishes with some examples from the Living Museum and their Web 2.0 efforts: blogging, Facebook, Youtube.
Q&A – Audience giving examples of Web 2.0 efforts in their institutions. The issue of in-house programming staff comes up again – I think people get it, but it’s still hard to convince their institutions that this is so important.