Pushing the Boundaries in Distance Learning

Professional Forum
Emily Kotecki, North Carolina Museum of Art, USA, Kristin Smith, North Carolina Museum of Art, USA

The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) is creating new models to activate the learning experience for both students and teachers. Leveraging five years of experience developing online courses for high school students and award-winning resources for teachers, the NCMA spent the last year piloting new approaches to distance learning. Inspired by the educational trends of blended learning, flipped classroom and choice-based art education, the NCMA has created a Flipped Museum model of programming. In 2015, Flipped Museum programs reached over 600 students and teachers from across the state and has garnered press attention from Education Week and Slate.com.

Join NCMA educators to hear how these programs have been developed in a co-creative process to meet the needs of multiple audiences; hear lessons learned in prototyping three different Flipped Museum programs; explore new ways different technologies are being incorporated into distance learning; and, audience members will have opportunities to brainstorm ways to leverage distance learning in their museum to better meet the changing needs of audiences.

Bibliography:
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2015/08/students_use_technology_to_flip_a_normal_art_museum_field_trip.html
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/DigitalEducation/2015/07/flipped_museum_pilot_program_upends_traditional_model_for_field_trips.html
http://artmuseumteaching.com/2015/02/10/distance-learning/
http://www.aam-us.org/docs/default-source/center-for-the-future-of-museums/building-the-future-of-education-museums-and-the-learning-ecosystem.pdf?sfvrsn=2
http://www.jstor.org/stable/40479108?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents