I promise that sometime very soon, this blog will return to museums and heritage, but right now, I am still in the self-developing space. I think this week’s blog post should lead to some great developments in this site, primarily through changing the way I am designing the layout of my writing.
A big call out goes through to LinkedIn Learning, where I found this fabulous 40-minute session with Starshine Roshell. Thankfully, my Uni covers the cost of access, but I do believe there usually is some kind of charges for watching these tutorials. Once you click on the ‘Read More’ button, you will be transported towards a new style of post!
When presented with an opportunity to try something different, I will almost unfailingly throw myself into it with enthusiasm exploding within. I love new challenges, and I enjoy not knowing everything. One of the joys that come with University studies is that I find weird and wonderful back alleys of knowledge that capture my imagination. So it was with great pleasure that I discovered sonification through my most recent unit. Ever wanted to hear what music would be created from a spreadsheet tracking obscure archaeological finds? Heck yes please, tell me more!
This is another week of working on my technology skills. One of my primary interests is in continuing to build my writing skills in conjunction with presenting online. In the GLAM sector, everything is tied to communication in some way. Without words, how can you convey to anyone why your topic/item/program is essential. I thought during this university unit, I would try and focus every second post on those written skills in the digital sector. This week, I found myself thinking about blogging (and this blog) while reading through an article on Blog Tyrant.
Continuing on from my research into social media, I'm falling down a seemingly endless rabbit hole of how to harness and use technology more effectively. With my university unit prodding me into discovering what I don't know yet, I started searching around inside Mozilla's Web Literacy page. Scrolling through the courses, I found something that appealed to me: website accessibility. Sadly, the class that was loaded up no longer works entirely, but I decided to let it guide me into some new and exciting topics.
The Australian Museums and Galleries Association has a fabulous Webinar series planned this year, full of interesting and useful topics to consume. There is a pretty wide range of museum skill set being activated (many of which I will be booking in for) and they are easy to access during this time of social isolation.
I was delighted to see that there was a session dedicated to Social Media in Museums, a topic that happily linked in with the university unit I am currently completing – Digital Pasts, Digital Futures. I signed myself up and have taken a few notes that I wanted to share.
Museum working, game playing and dog loving geek. Tune in for musings about the GLAM sector, and generally geekiness.