Creating Media for Informal Learning Spaces That Engage, Educate Both Children and Parents:  Peter Stidwill, FableVision

Creating Media for Informal Learning Spaces That Engage, Educate Both Children and Parents  

Every year, museums welcome millions of visitors to their informal learning spaces. How do you create a media-enriched exhibit that engages both children and their parents?  Stimulate thoughtful conversation?  Deliver an experience that’s both educational and retainable, so the visit is impactful and leaves guests thinking?  The answer: use play. No matter your age, play is compelling, authentic and meaningful.  Play is the gateway to creating a physical, tactile experience that educates and resonates with learners of all ages.

In this session attendees will hear about work the speakers have done for museums of all shapes and sizes: from the New England Aquarium to the Smithsonian Institution.  Learn tips to create unique, personalized play spaces the whole family will enjoy.

Peter Stidwill is a digital producer and designer with over twelve years of experience in game-based learning and educational technology. He has produced award-winning interactive content for the Learning Games Network, the BBC and the UK Parliament. Peter holds a B.A. and M.Eng. from Cambridge University (UK) where he specialized in digital learning.

As president and co-founder of FableVision, Gary Goldberger oversees the production of FableVision’s award-winning media products. With a background in art and physics, Gary is an expert in designing and developing innovative games for learners of all ages, and is a frequent speaker nationally on the role of games in education.