Charlotte Hollis is the Learning Officer at the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Buckinghamshire. She joined the Museum in November 2018 as a part-time Learning Session Leader, delivering school and public programme workshops to hundreds of ‘human beans’ every year, with previous roles at Stonehenge and Tyntesfield National Trust. After years of balancing more than one (and sometimes more than two) jobs and/or volunteering roles at any one time, she became full time Learning Officer (maternity cover) in March 2021.
When the pandemic hit, she initially found herself in the aching void of furlough, relying on Zoom and Teams to stay in touch with her colleagues. But now, those video platforms have become the basis of the Museum’s new ‘livestream learning’ schools initiative. In the past year, Charlotte and her team have taught themselves filming, editing and new software to create an online experience for schools just as satisfying as visiting the Museum in real life.
MuseumNext Digital Learning Summit
Monday, 18 October 2021
Livestream Learning from all angles: 3 lessons for any role, in any digital learning project
When the pandemic hit, many museums swiftly pivoted to digital in their education programmes. The Roald Dahl Museum… did nothing. We were on furlough, and we had no track record in digital learning… but we saw an opportunity. From scratch, we have spent 9 months developing a ‘livestream learning’ school workshop programme – crafted for the long-term, not just lockdown – and it is now live.
I’m no tech wizard, but I’ve played more than one role in this project, so I’ve learned how to ‘do new digital learning stuff’ from all angles. Let me tell you our story.
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