Digital Learning Camp

December 3, 2015 8:29 pm

Leeds City Museum, 3rd December 2015


The Digital Learning Camp will provide inspiration and practical guidance for anyone working on digital education projects within the heritage and cultural sectors. Led by My Learning and Leeds Museums and Galleries, and supported by DLNet and CapeUK, the event is aimed at those working on established projects or anyone wanting to find out more about digital learning.

The focus of this packed day of workshops and short talks is on techniques and skills with a practical application, which attendees can apply to their own projects. Here’s a taster of the sort of thing we’ll be offering on the day:

  • Find out what developers need to establish a good digital learning project and what is feasible for different budgets
  • Discover the qualities funders are looking for in digital learning projects
  • Ideas and practical applications for free or low-cost DIY digital learning tools
  • Develop your evaluation techniques and find out how to conduct a teacher focus group
  • Honest appraisals of successes and problems in recent digital learning projects
  • Ask an expert panel of teachers, from various key stages and specialising in different subjects, questions about their requirements for digital learning resources

Speakers confirmed so far include:

John McMahon, Policy Adviser at Heritage Lottery Fund Funding Digital Learning Projects How organisations are engaging (or, in some cases, not engaging) with digital and what can grantees do to improve their digital impact?

Emma King, Heritage Consultant and Deputy Chair of GEM (Group for Education in Museums) Conducting teacher focus groups for digital learning projects

Paul Clifford, Learning and Creative Technology Consultant (former Digital Learning Programmes Manager at British Museum/Museum of London) If this…then that. How collaborative and user-generated interactives can reinvigorate museums and galleries.

Martin Bazley, Digital Heritage Consultant and Chair of the Digital Learning Network (DLNet) User testing in the classroom as part of developing digital learning resources for schools

Stuart Berry, Museums and Heritage Education Consultant and DLNet Committee Member Video conferencing

Caroline Bunce, Education & Outreach Officer, M&S Company Archive Browsing History: Virtual Outreach at the M&S Company Archive

Confirmed teacher panelists:

Alf Wilkinson, CPD Manager for Historical Association, former Head of History and ICT Coordinator

Stuart Tiffany, Y5/6 Class Teacher, Farsley Farfield Primary School

Amanda Duke, Faculty Leader for the Arts, Steyning Grammar School and My Learning Teachers’ Panel member


Delegate fee: £16.75 inc refreshments and buffet lunch (and Eventbrite processing/service fees).

Book your place now as places are limited (via Eventbrite)