Building a Community of Learners

Our goal: empower a diverse docent community to create their own training hub. Powered by open-source software and an ambitious docent corps, we wondered how to provide a space for docents to self-moderate and share responsibility while adhering to an intuition's guidelines and oversight? A demonstration of the site will provide fodder for discussing the planning, revision, and maintenance workflows that evolved. Modules developed include plugins for the docent library, museum exhibitions, training materials, and roster. Participants will receive links to the custom built software we have released as open source on GitHub. Discussion will focus on lessons learned and how other institutions can incorporate open-source tools for their own training needs. Speaker(s) Session Leader : Ryan King, Digital Experience Designer, Smithsonian Freer|Sackler Museums of Asian Art MCN 2016 Presening Sponsor: Piction New Orleans, LA