Education tech in a museum environment
Adam Strang, Museum Educational Officer, UNSW Museum of Disease
There’s a lot of education technology out there today. Software, hardware and methods of learning are evolving quicker than most budgets are capable of keeping up with. Developing and adapting lessons to incorporate new technology is often time intensive and can seem a gamble as to whether it’s worth it. We don’t have a solution to this. But the Museum of Human Disease has, over the past few years, been integrating education tech into our education programs. We see high school students, undergraduates and the general public, so there’s a wide range of audiences to try different things out on. In this presentation, we’ll show a selection of technology that we’ve used, how we’ve used it and (most importantly) whether it was useful and what we learned from using it.
Adam Strang is an Education Officer at the Museum of Human Disease. He has spent the last decade as a Science Communicator around Australia and the UK, including stints at the Science and Engineering Challenge, the Royal Institution of Australia, Questacon and the Edinburgh International Science Festival. Despite originally studying chemistry, most of his work has involved performing science shows, organising public science events and generally finding ways to show often-complex scientific ideas to non-specialist audiences. His spare time mostly consists of cycling and baking.
Date: 13 November 2018
Time: 12pm to 1pm
Location: Wallace Wurth Building, Ground Floor, G15
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