Digital Learning Adventures in Museums Call for papers now open!

Image taken by Benedict Johnson Photography Limited at DLAM11

Digital Learning Adventures in Museums focuses on case studies from museums who are using digital technology in innovative ways to support learning onsite, offsite and online.   Following on from the success of Digital Learning Adventures 2011 (DLAM), we are planning on making it bigger and better this year, with two days of  presentations, how to activities, and hands on demonstrations.

The Digital Learning Network and the British Museum are hosting a two day Digital Learning Adventures in Museums conference at the British Museum on 23th and 24th February 2012.

As well as case studies discussing a range of digital learning topics, there will also be an excellent opportunity to get your hands on using digital technology using the British Museum galleries and the state of the art Samsung Digital Discovery Centre in the Hands on Session’s .

We want to make sure the presentations at DLAM2012 represent the latest work in the sector and cover the issues that are important to our members so we have decided to open a call for papers. We have selected a set of themes, focusing on designing, delivering and evaluating digital learning projects, but also looking at collaborative partnerships and working with volunteers.

The themes are:

•           Designing and delivering participatory learning opportunities

•           Developing mobile applications for learning

•           Partnerships and collaborations

•           Working with volunteer technologists and hobbyists and other volunteers

•           Evaluation of digital learning projects

However, we are open to any elements concerning digital technology and learning.  In particular we would like all speakers to include actionable lessons in their papers.

If you would like to propose a paper for one of these themes, please email by 30th November including the following information:

•             Your name

•             The organisation you work for if applicable

•             Link to resource/website if applicable

•             The theme under which you envisage your paper sitting

•             A short summary of what your paper will cover (up to 250 words)

•             The main ‘take home’ points which participants are likely to find applicable to their own work


We will aim to make a decision on which papers to include and let you know by 5th December.

We look forward to reading your proposals.

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