There are many ways that technology can aid in assessing students’ progress, for both the teacher and the student. One such application of technology in both the private or group music lesson is drill and practice software, which can “provide a more persistent learning since it allows a drill and practice at desired level and desired amount” (Nart 80).
Jane Alexander, the Chief Digital Information Officer of the Cleveland Museum of Art discusses the ArtLens app, audience engagement, digital natives, and social sharing in the newest episode of the AMT-Lab podcast series.
Adobe Creative Cloud’s Photoshop Sketch is a mobile and tablet app that allows users to create expressive, digital drawings on the go. Artworks are created through the use of “natural” tools, such as pens, pencils, markers, and watercolor brushes, which are designed to interact naturally with the digital canvas to mirror the texture and blending effects rendered when working on paper.
Technical innovations are increasing opportunities for patrons who have low or no vision to engage with the arts. There are four dominant approaches for serving these members of the community: seeing through touch tours, beacon technology, audio description, and applications on personal devices.
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If you want the public to stay up-to-date on your gallery shows and have easy access to your information, See Saw may be the app for you.
Be Here Stories is an app that utilizes a mobile device’s geolocation and microphone tools to allow users to record stories about their favorite arts and culture sites.
Jaron Keener is the Exhibition Designer and Production Manager at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History (CMNH). He has worked in the museum industry for more than seven years designing exhibits for art galleries, military and history museums, and historic houses, including the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum in Washington DC and First Division Museum in Illinois.
The changing composition, structures, wants and desires of our contemporary society underscores why investigating “immersion” is crucial for museums and all public offerings today.
Check out this new infographic about how apps can be used effectively in museums.