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Friday, July 10 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Log-data, Interviews, and Observation: What Can They Tell Us About Learning in a Museum-based Mobile Game

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Log-data, Interviews, and Observation: What Can They Tell Us About Learning in a Museum-based Mobile Game
Jennifer Sly, David Gagnon, Nicolaas VanMeerten, Kate Haley-Goldman

Museum exhibits are often considered passive experiences that have trouble engaging younger students. To increase their appeal, museums have begun re-inventing themselves by creating interactive multimedia exhibits that are supplemented with mobile technology. The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) has embraced this movement by developing a student-guided field trip experience called Play the Past (PtP), which was developed to enhance collaboration, critical thinking, and understanding of history. The current panel will discuss the development of PtP and evaluation of learning through several methods including, observations, interviews, and logged behavioral data. Lastly, the impact of the findings on the design of the exhibit will be discussed.

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David Gagnon

Director, Field Day Lab, University of Wisconsin - Madison
I have a sweet spot for directing small design teams to approach big challenges. I like thinking and making real world products that are inspired by all the cool stuff kids like these days. I love seeing other people find themselves by making something new. I also am a bit of a baking addict, still trying to nail the traditional sour dough baguette in a wood fired oven.

Kate Haley Goldman

Principal, Audience Viewpoints Consulting

Jen Sly

Manager of Digital Learning & Assessment, Minnesota Historical Society
Jennifer Sly leads the new Digital Learning and Assessment group at the Minnesota Historical Society. Other projects she has led are the Play the Past and “Reinventing the Field Trip for the 21st Century” projects.  For the past 15 years, Jennifer has worked at the intersection of technology and education in informal learning environments.  Jennifer has a B.A. from St. Olaf College in Math and Music and an M.P.A. from the... Read More →
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Nicolaas VanMeerten

Data Scientist, GLITCH
Anything! :)

Friday July 10, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Main Lounge

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