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Agora-The Learning CentreTransforming information into education

Canadian Heritage Information Network

February 2007


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Who is CHIN…

  • National Inventory Program

  • A strong network of over 1280 museum members

  • A national centre of expertise, unique in Canada with the mission of

    • Enhancing the capacity of heritage

    • professionals in the creation, presentation,

    • management, and preservation of

    • Canada's digital heritage knowledge for

    • current and future generation of Canadians



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VMC - Next Generation

First Generation VMC- Showcasing

Second Generation VMC- Participation



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Learning by doing

Communication

  • Blogging

  • Messaging

Creativity

  • Authoring Tools

  • Learning Resource Creation

  • Lesson and assignment creation

Digital Content

Participation

  • WIKIS

  • Web conferencing

Sharing


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Participation and interaction

  • Access to quality learning resources

  • Creation of lesson plans

  • Authoring and publishing

  • Creation of Learning Scenarios

  • Communication tools

  • Access to tools for authoring

  • and publishing

  • trusted and usable content

  • Communication tools

  • Access to quality learning resources

  • Online collaboration

  • Authoring and publishing

  • Communication tools


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Features

Class manager

Account management

Messaging

Blogging

Wiki

Videoconferencing

Lesson/

Project

creation

My content


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Learning Resources

Learning Object Collections

Media

Files

Learning Objects


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Learning Object Input Tool

http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/template/index.php?action=input.home




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Content Strategy

  • Building critical mass of content

  • Re-purposing existing museum content

  • Pursuing public and private sector content partnerships


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Rights and Policies

  • Research on Copyrights

  • Privacy Impact Assessment

  • Elaboration of policies for use of the space


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User testing and evaluations

  • Interface testing

  • Teacher/student usability testing

  • Input tool evaluation by museums

  • In-class evaluation by teachers

  • Interested in testing in class in March 2007?

  • Send an email to [email protected]


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Next Steps

  • Evaluations

  • Presentations – conferences

  • Ajustments following evaluation

  • Content integration

  • In-class testing

  • Communications/marketing

    • Litterature

    • Promotional video

    • Communication with museums

    • Pilot launch


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Coming Soon

www.virtualmuseum.ca/agora


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