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Online Workshop Recording: Evaluating Educational Experiences During Times of Limited Social Interactions - Adventures in Team-Based Inquiry

Online professional development workshop recording about Team-Based Inquiry (TBI) and how to use this evaluation method in your work (2021).

DESCRIPTION

This workshop was recorded on 11-16-2021

The pandemic has led many museums to develop new types of products and practices. However, with limited social interactions, it can be very difficult to know what our audiences need and whether new products are working as intended. In this online workshop, we explored a set of resources that anyone can use to improve educational experiences and professional practices even during times of limited social interaction. Team-based inquiry (TBI) is a practitioner-led evaluation model that involves posing inquiry questions, collecting data to investigate those questions, analyzing and reflecting on the data, and making changes to improve practice. The NISE Network’s TBI resources were shared during this workshop, including a published guide with handouts and activities as well as a suite of training videos available online. Participants learned about the four stages of TBI and heard how museum professionals around the country with no prior evaluation experience have used TBI to improve their work. 


Presenters

Elizabeth Kunz Kollmann
Museum of Science, Boston 
Boston, MA

Allison Anderson
Museum of Science, Boston 
Boston, MA

Rae Ostman
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ

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DESCRIPTION

This workshop was recorded on 11-16-2021

The pandemic has led many museums to develop new types of products and practices. However, with limited social interactions, it can be very difficult to know what our audiences need and whether new products are working as intended. In this online workshop, we explored a set of resources that anyone can use to improve educational experiences and professional practices even during times of limited social interaction. Team-based inquiry (TBI) is a practitioner-led evaluation model that involves posing inquiry questions, collecting data to investigate those questions, analyzing and reflecting on the data, and making changes to improve practice. The NISE Network’s TBI resources were shared during this workshop, including a published guide with handouts and activities as well as a suite of training videos available online. Participants learned about the four stages of TBI and heard how museum professionals around the country with no prior evaluation experience have used TBI to improve their work. 


Presenters

Elizabeth Kunz Kollmann
Museum of Science, Boston 
Boston, MA

Allison Anderson
Museum of Science, Boston 
Boston, MA

Rae Ostman
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ

JUMP TO BROWSE RELATED RESOURCES

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Credits

FUNDING

This material is based upon work supported by NASA under cooperative agreement award number NNX16AC67A and 80NSSC18M0061. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

The 2021-2022 Sustainability Fellowship program is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Grant Number MG-245910-OMS-20. This program is a continuation of the Sustainability Fellowship program established through support from the Rob and Melani Walton Foundation as part of Arizona State University’s Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability in Science and Technology Museums initiative.

Developed for the NISE Network with funding from the National Science Foundation under Award Numbers 0532536 and 0940143. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this product are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.

 

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