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The Tech Virtual: Online interactive training and conference for museum professionals - May 5 - June 30, 2009

The Tech Museum

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 10:00 AM - Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 5:00 PM (PDT)

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This training series ended on July 2, 2009. 
Please join us online for ongoing exhibit development at http://www.thetechvirtual.org

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The Tech Virtual: Online interactive training and conference for museum professionals - Session Details

All sessions conducted online as "webinars" or in virtual worlds.   Pre-registration above.  Each session location (URL) will be  listed below for each event.  Admission preference to employees of museums or related institutions.  Registrants will receive an email with reminder of and URL link to the sessions.  Notifications will be sent regarding any schedule changes.  You are welcome to attend as many or as few as you are able to attend. Special consideration if you attend all sessions! 
Please let us know your current interests via this 1 page form.

Tech Virtual Trainings and Conference  (subject to change)

(Ongoing Sessions) Continuation of Sessions, times and dates tba.

Late July
Design Challenge Learning:  "Tech Challenge 101"

Late August
Tech Awards Curriculum Package + Multiply Yourself by a Million

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Announcement:

The Tech Virtual Hosts Online Training for Museum Professionals during May and June

The Tech Virtual, The Tech Museum of Innovation's "open source" exhibit development program will host a series of free trainings specifically for museum professionals during May and June, 2009. 

Registration is required at  http://techvirtualtraining.eventbrite.com    

The purpose of the trainings is to extend The Tech Virtual's collaborative exhibit design platform to additional museums as a new resource saving method of exhibit development.

These online sessions are intended for curators, exhibit designers, exhibit engineers, managers or other employees at museums of all sizes.  The trainings will cover a number of topics and enable the curator to leverage the benefits of the platform.  Trainings will be conducted in English.  Registration is required.  Attendees must be employees or volunteers of a named museum institution or otherwise contact rketner@thetech.org to request exception.  Registration is limited to 20 participants per session. Registration is required at  http://techvirtualtraining.eventbrite.com  Registrants will receive an email prior to the event with the event location URL.

Through the program, curators can work with exhibit designers from a wide range of expertise and ability to prototype exhibit concepts and actual design, using shared online workspaces. The core of the program is http://www.thetechvirtual.org, with prototyping sessions hosted in the virtual world of Second Life. 
Please let us know your own current interests via this 1 page form.

Requirements for webinar:
Registration is required at  http://techvirtualtraining.eventbrite.com    
Operating system: Windows XP/Vista/2003/2000, Mac, Linux
Browser: Firefox 1.5/2/3, IE 6/7, Sarari 2/3
Adobe Flash 9 or higher  (http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/)

Optional requirements:
If you would like to participate in the meetings using a desktop share (optional)
Dimdim plugin (Windows and Mac OSX only)
(http://www.dimdim.com/support/dimdim_tools.html)
If you would like to participate in online exhibit design (optional)
3D exhibit design
(http://secondlife.com/support/downloads.php) (http://secondlife.com/support/sysreqs.php)

Registration URL:  http://techvirtualtraining.eventbrite.com    

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List of already completed sessions:

Pre-Orientation to Tech Virtua
(pilot and test)
Tue. May 5  9AM PDT  (GMT -7)
This will be a pilot event and test so you should not miss it! Prepare for attending International Museums Day with an orientation to the Second Life platform. Basics of navigation and use of The Tech Virtual and related software will be covered.  Led by Bob Ketner Location: Registrants will receive an email with URL prior to the session.
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Pre-Orientation to Tech Virtual (pilot and test)
Tue. May 12 9AM PDT (GMT -7)
Prepare for attending International Museums day with an orientation to the Second Life platform. Basics of navigation and use of the software will be covered.  Led by Bob Ketner
Location: Registrants will receive an email with URL prior to the session.
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International Museum Day (IMD) in connection with International Council of Museums (ICOM)
Mon. May 18  1PM PST (GMT-7)
Join us at the dedicated space for the International Council of Museums (ICOM) for a reception for all those interested and participating in International Museum Day (IMD) 2009. 
(http://icom.museum/2009_contents.html) (http://icom.museum/imd2009_links.html)
Reception and possible guest speakers at 1PM.  Tours will leave from the site after the reception, led by Marie Crandall (avatar name: Lydia Milner) (who will tour The Tech and possibly other locations, and Lynn Cullens (avatar Bjorlyn Loon) (a tour through her rock grotto exhibit). Join us at this historic time in which museums, exhibits, and visitors are all moving, interacting and connecting online.
Location:(http://slurl.com/secondlife/The%20Tech/190/226/38) (Requires download of Second Life browser.
(http://secondlife.com/support/downloads.php) (http://secondlife.com/support/sysreqs.php)

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(Session 1) The basics of The Tech Virtual platform (1 hour)
Tue. May 19  9AM PDT  (GMT -7)
The place of this prototyping in the course of overall exhibit developmenet.  How exhibits "projects" are described, developed, and completed. How employees and volunteers can participate in the program.  How museums can participate in the program.  Cost savings.  Technical considerations for setting up participation.  Benefits in testing and prototyping exhibits online. Virtual community,  incentives. Using feedback mechanisms for exhibits. Led by Bob Ketner.
Location: Registrants will receive an email with URL prior to the session.

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(Session 2) The basics of The Second Life platform (1 hour)
Tue. May 26  9AM PDT  (GMT -7)  and 5PM PDT (GMT-7)
The basics of the Second Life environment.  Unique features. Technical considerations.  User considerations. Creating an account.  Locating The Tech Virtual workshop environment.   Basic features: chat, voice, building tools, workshop areas, resources.   Overview of "building" and "scripting".   Example exhibit development.  Noted limitations and how to overcome them. Alternatives to using Second Life and additional resources.  Installing listed software.  Led by Bob Ketner.
Location: Registrants will receive an email with URL prior to the session.
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(Session 3) Project workshop (1 hour)
Thu. May 28  9AM PDT  (GMT -7) and 5PM PDT (GMT-7)
This interactive workshop, led by Virtual Community Manager Bob Ketner, engages participants in creating an actual project on The Tech Virtual. Participants will choose a topic from the list and envision an interactive exhibit.  Start project on the website.  Levels of detail to consider in the description.  Methods to describe exhibit. "Help Wanted" and forming teams.   Technical considerations.  Scale.  Turning vague ideas into more specific interactives. Using both virtual and web resources to complete an exhibit.
Location: Registrants will receive an email with URL prior to the session.
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(Session 4) Design and prototyping  (1 hour)

Tue. June 2  9AM PDT  (GMT -7)   and 5PM PDT (GMT-7)
Experienced product designer and Virtual Community Manager at The Tech Virtual Bob Ketner leads this session on the design and prototyping process. Approaching exhibit design and prototyping using the combined online/virtual environment.   Identifying useful ideas.  Stages of development from concept to physical build.  Using Second Life to prototype exhibit stations.  Developing entire exhibition spaces. Workflow.
Location: Registrants will receive an email with URL prior to the session.

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(Session 5) "Open Source" methodology (1 hour)
Thu. June 4  9AM PDT  (GMT -7)   and 5PM PDT (GMT-7)
Dr. Rob Stephenson . As a resource.  As a business model.  As a collaborative idea factory.  To augment educational outreach.  To collaoborate remotely.  To attract talent.  For career advancement.
Long range plans for the collaborative environment. 
Location: Registrants will receive an email with URL prior to the session.
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(Session 6) Design Challenge Learning (1 hour)
Tue. June 9  9AM PDT  (GMT -7)
Design Challenge Learning pioneer Alysia Caryl explains how your museum can benefit from implementing Design Challenge Learning.  Learn how to connect with the virtual community of museums implementing this effective and growing methodology of learning as exemplified by intra-museum events such as the annual Tech Challenge. Learn how to start and nourish Design  Challenge Learning at your institution.
Talk + interactive question and answer. 
Location: Registrants will receive an email with URL prior to the session.

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(Session 7) Envisioning the museums of the future - Interview with chair of futures committee (1 hour)
Thu. June 11  9AM PDT  (GMT -7)
Harry Blount, Chair of the Tech Futurists Committee will explain the role of forward looking predictions as they apply to generating musuem content. Presentation + Interview format  + interactive question and answer.  This session is open to public.
Location: Registrants will receive an email with URL prior to the session.
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(Session 8) Program for the Future panel (1 hour)
Tue. June 16  9AM PDT  (GMT -7)
Program for the Future organizers Mei Lin Fung, and Dr. Rob Stephenson (and possibly others) will be on hand to explain it's purpose and goals in this interactive session.  Panel format  + interactive question and answer.  This session is open to the public.
Location: Registrants will receive an email with URL prior to the session.

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(Session 9) Physical place - virtual space: the future of museums  (1 hour)
Thu. June 18  9AM PDT  (GMT -7)
Artur Serra, Research Director of Citilab in Barcelona (www.Citilab.eu) joins this session to brainstorm how to leverage a great physical location to become a virtual location.  Of interest to any institution wishing to extend their online presence.  This session is open to public.
Location: Registrants will receive an email with URL prior to the session.
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(Session 10) Enrolling your museum in The Tech Virtual (1 hour)
Tue. June 23  10AM PDT  (GMT -7)
10:00 - 11:00 This workshop will enroll your museum in The Tech Virtual plaform.  Learn how to describe your exhibition parameters, and create categories for exhibit entries.  Rewards and contests outlined.
Led by Bob Ketner.
11:00 - 11:30 Session will be immediately followed by a look at The Tech Virtual's SL6B (Second Life 6th Birthday Build).
Location: Registrants will receive an email with URL prior to the session.

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(Special Session 10.5) Collaboration and Learning in Virtual Worlds Program
Thu. June 25  10:15AM PDT  (GMT -7)  
This special added program is arranged by SRI Business Consulting Virtual Worlds@Work group.  This session was planned in mid-June and we are happy to have this opportunity to give more background on the use of virtual worlds in the type of collaboration and learning discussed in these trainings.
10:15 – 10:45  "Effective Learning and Collaboration in Virtual Worlds Year in Review"
                             Speaker: Eilif Trondsen  SRI Business Intelligence
10:45 – 11:15  "Effective Design for Learning" 
                             Speaker: Clark Quinn, Quinnovation
11:15 – 12:00  "IBM’s Work and Research on Learning and Collaboration in Virtual Worlds"
                             Speaker:  Chuck Hamilton, IBM Institute of Advanced Learning
1:15 – 2:00     "Adding Intelligence to Virtual Worlds To Support Training and Learning"
                           Speakers: Parvati Dev, Innovations in Learning, and Media X, Stanford University,
                           and William LeRoy Heinrichs, Stanford University
                           (notes from their Feb. 2008 Metaverse U. session: click here)
Location: http://virtualworldsig.com/

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(Session 11) The basics of The Tech Virtual platform (1 hour)
Tue. June 30 9AM PDT  (GMT -7)  
The place of this prototyping in the course of overall exhibit developmenet.  How exhibits "projects" are described, developed, and completed. How employees and volunteers can participate in the program.  How museums can participate in the program.  Cost savings.  Technical considerations for setting up participation.  Benefits in testing and prototyping exhibits online. Virtual community,  incentives.  Led by Bob Ketner.
Location: Registrants will receive an email with URL prior to the session.

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(Session 12) The basics of The Second Life platform (1 hour)
Thu. July 2  9AM PDT  (GMT -7)   and 5PM PDT (GMT-7)
The basics of the Second Life environment.  Unique features. Technical considerations.  User considerations. Creating an account.  Locating The Tech Virtual workshop environment.   Basic features: chat, voice, building tools, workshop areas, resources.   Overview of "building" and "scripting".   Example exhibit development.  Noted limitations and how to overcome them. Alternatives to using Second Life and additional resources.  Installing listed software. Led by Bob Ketner.
Location: Registrants will receive an email with URL prior to the session.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 10:00 AM - Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 5:00 PM (PDT)


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