Past Webinars

You can pay to access recordings of prior webinars through ASTC! Simply click on the webinar of interest below. The registration fee is $25 and includes access to an archived recording of the webinar. All of VSA's recorded webinars also come with a detailed handout with a variety of tips.

Catalog of Recorded Webinars

Representing Diversity: Advocating for Inclusive Development and Evaluation February 25, 2015
Back to School: Techniques and Tips for Evaluating School Group Experiences September 24, 2014

Representing Diversity: Advocating for Inclusive Development and Evaluation

Whether you are considering an educational program, an exhibit or exhibition, or another type of informal learning experience, the inclusion and representation of diverse perspectives and portrayals is of vital importance. But how do we plan our efforts in an effective and culturally responsive way, and what are the costs of not doing so? In this webinar, we will explore these questions and more, with the goals of fostering dialogue and building skills around inclusive representations and evaluation practices. Webinar viewers will:

  • Increase their familiarity with research supporting the value of diverse audience participation and representation
  • Learn tips and tricks for planning and implementing inclusive evaluations
  • Be introduced to examples of museum exhibitions and evaluation efforts that include a diversity focus
  • Be provided with evidence to support the necessity of including diverse voices and representations
  • Leave with an expanded toolkit of instruments for evaluating exhibits, programs, and experiences through a diversity lens

This webinar will benefit museum educators, evaluators, and developers, as well as administrative and leadership staff seeking to increase their fluency in justifying and conducting inclusive museum work.

Presenters: Chris Cardiel, Research and Evaluation Supervisor, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry & Jennifer Borland, Senior Researcher, Rockman et al

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Recorded: February 25, 2015


Back to School: Techniques and Tips for Evaluating School Group Experiences

It’s that time of year when students are heading back to school and museums are getting ready for school group visits. But how do you know what students are learning and what can you say about the long-term impacts of sometimes very short experiences? In this webinar, we will explore concrete ways to evaluate school group visit experiences and get the most valuable and helpful feedback possible. Webinar viewers will:

  • Learn tips and tricks for developing evaluation strategies for school groups (or ways to improve existing plans)
  • Learn how to hone evaluation instruments so that they are effective tools for gathering the type of data that is most helpful to you and your institution
  • Leave with actionable steps for effective school-group evaluation that can be implemented immediately
  • Get ideas for making school group evaluation more fun and effective
  • Get ideas for how to use technology to streamline the evaluation process
  • Establish plans for utilizing evaluation data to make programmatic improvements in the future

Presenter: Jennifer Borland, a Senior Evaluator with Rockman Et Al – an evaluation firm that specializes in museum-based program evaluation

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Recorded: September 24, 2014