The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Seminar: Mobile Technology and Learning in Museums and Galleries (London/UK, 8 June 2009)

(Ed. Our very own Giasemi will be presenting at this seminar!)

Mobile Technology and Learning in Museums and Galleries
One-day Seminar | London | Monday 8 June

This seminar will both present the results of a range of recent (fascinating) research studies in this field, and examine in depth how the technology is being used in practice in museums.

The day will consist of two related parts. Our morning session will introduce participants to a range of current learning options using mobile technology, and provide in-depth, research-based feedback about its
effectiveness in the learning process within museums, galleries and heritage organisations. Speakers will include: Sue Johnson, Institute of Education, University of London; Giasemi Vavoula, University of Leicester; and Kevin Walker, London KnowledgeLab.

The afternoon session will be held at the National Maritime Museum where participants will hear and see at first-hand how one cutting-edge mobile learning system (OOKL) is being successfully used; the Museum will also be sharing the results of recently commissioned research; and, finally, participants will themselves be able to use the technology in a museum context.

To facilitate interaction and learning, this will be a small group event, with a strictly-limited number of participants - early reservation is strongly recommended.

Delegate fee: £177 (early-bird rate) or £247.

DEADLINE: 7 June 2009

H-Net Network for Museums and Museum Studies

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