MUSEUMS AND THE WEB 1998

Overview of MW98: Why you should attend MW98 Learn new skills to enhance your museum site Explore issues and controversies facing Museums and the Web Experts featured at MW98 Commercial products and services to enhance your web site Organizations supporting MW98: Online interchange regarding the virtual museum experience Juried awards to best web sites in 5 categories

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Overview of MW98: Why you should attend MW98 Learn new skills to enhance your museum site Explore issues and controversies facing Museums and the Web Experts featured at MW98 Commercial products and services to enhance your web site Organizations supporting MW98: Online interchange regarding the virtual museum experience Juried awards to best web sites in 5 categories

Lynn Dierking

Associate Director, Institute for Learning Innovation

Dr. Lynn D. Dierking is Associate Director of the Institute for Learning Innovation, a 501 (c) 3 research and development organization, working in the field of museums, cultural institutions and other informal learning settings (community-based organizations, libraries, scientific societies & humanities councils). She is internationally recognized for her research on the behavior and learning of children, families and adults in informal learning settings and has published extensively in these areas. She possesses a Ph.D. in Science Education from the University of Florida, Gainesville. Her research priorities include: Learning in diverse settings (with particular emphasis on museums), the long-term impact of informal educational experiences on individuals and families and the evaluation of community-based programs.

Over the last 20 years Dr. Dierking has worked in a variety of settings, including being an associate in the Smithsonian Office of Educational Research, as a faculty member in the University of Maryland's Science Teaching Center and directing a national curriculum project, Science in American Life, at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. She has co-authored two books, The Museum Experience and Collaboration: Critical Criteria for Success and is working on two others: How People Learn When They Don't Have To, a book about free choice learning written with John Falk and Challenging Assumptions from the Start: An Introduction to Front-End Studies in Museums, written with Wendy Pollock of the Association of Science-Technology Centers. She has also co-edited a volume with John Falk, Public Institutions for Personal Learning: Establishing a Research Agenda, the proceedings of a national conference hosted by the Institute for Learning Innovation (formerly known as Science Learning, inc.) in 1994. She has also published a number of scholarly articles and reports.

Lynn will co-present Understanding the Museum Experience: A Review of Visitor Research and Its Applicability to Museum Web Sites.


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