Thursday, March 26, 2009

Podcast: “Primary Source Learning Online” with Stephanie Norby of the Smithsonian

Smithsonian exploration of the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln

Hosts Susan Manning and Dan Balzer (well known for their great Learning Times Green Room podcast series), talk with Stephanie Norby, executive director of the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies.

Stephanie’s group hosted a very exciting online conference, bringing together curators and educators across the Smithsonian to explore the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln. Over three thousand participants logged in for the conference, from over 700 cities and 26 countries.

I hope you will will enjoy Stephanie's unique insights on the process - as well as get a glimpse of life within the world's largest museum complex and research organization, composed of 19 museums, 9 research centers, and the National Zoo.

Stephanie will also be sharing her expertise as a keynote speaker at the 7th Annual International Online Conference for Teaching and Learning, and will offer a tour of the many free teaching resources available online from the Smithsonian museums.

IOC 2009 takes place completely online March 30-31, 2009. For more information visit:

Hope to see you there!

IOC 2009 is sponsored by LearningTimes, the Illinois Online Network (ION), and Lake Land College with the support of The Cutting Ed and the LT Green Room. Additional support is provided by Illinois Community Colleges Online (ILCCO), Jossey-Bass, WebStudy and the Master of Science in Adult Education program at Indiana University.

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