‘Next Waves’ workshop

The second event organised as part of The digital futures of cultural heritage education project was a one-day hands-on workshop which explored some future possibilities for museum education and social media, and associated research agendas.

Social Media in Museum Education: next waves

10 March 2011

Place: Room G9, Thomson’s Land, The Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh. Map

Time: 10am – 2.30pm

Cost: Places were free but limited, with some funds available to assist with travel expenses for colleagues coming from beyond the central belt of Scotland.

Follow: Catch the event on Twitter at #dfche


9.30 coffee available in room G9
10.00 start
10.15 Social media and museum communication: catching the next wave. An opening keynote by video from Dr Angelina Russo (Chief Investigator on the Australian Research Council Linkage research project Engaging with Social Media in Museums), with parallel ‘back-chanelling’ of questions and responses on Twitter.
11.00 coffee and discussion
12.15 Walking through Time: augmented reality and mobility. An hands-on exploration of how smart phone applications and mobile learning can be used in cultural heritage education. The session will be led by Dr Chris Speed (Lecturer at Edinburgh College of Art and Reader in Digital Architecture).
1.30 lunch and discussion
2.30 end


Organisers: The University of Edinburgh, RCAHMS, National Museums Scotland and the National Galleries of Scotland.

A final workshop will be held on 9 June 2011 – further details and registration information for this will be available soon.