Learning Tools and Interactives
Libraries and museums are creating new interactive experiences using the latest research about learning.
National Initiatives: WebWise
The WebWise Conference annually brings together representatives of museums, libraries, archives, systems science, education, and other fields interested in the future of highquality online content for inquiry and learning.
Search the Awarded Grants database for grants to programs that strengthen learning tools and interactives (issue areas have only been assigned to grants awarded since FY 2009)
Learning tools and interactives content on the IMLS Web site:
Learn how 24 cities and counties applied new research about young people’s media practices to create physical and digital spaces for learning. This publication describes lessons learned, new models and practices and the impact of Learning Labs, supported by IMLS and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
The 2011 WebWise Conference on Libraries and Museums in the Digital World was held in Baltimore, March 9-11, with preconferences on the 9th and the main conference on the 10th and 11th. The theme for the 2011 conference was “Libraries, Museums, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) in Research, Education, and Practice.”
The 2010 WebWise Conference was held March 4-5, at the Hyatt Regency, Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado with a day of pre-conference workshops on March 3. The theme was "Imagining the Digital Future." Conference programs addressed the successes and innovations of the past as well as the opportunities and challenges that can help drive museum and library sciences into the future.
The 10th annual WebWise Conference was held in Washington, D.C., February 26-27, 2009. The conference focused on some of the problematic “Big Issues” faced by museums, libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions as they deal with emerging technologies, changing social behaviors and expectations, and new economic realities.The Proceedings Book provides summaries of each session, full text of conference keynotes, and more.
The 2009 WebWise Conference was held February 26-27 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., with a day of pre-conference workshops on February 25. The theme was “Digital Debates.” Panelists and attendees discussed the complicated and sometimes problematic “Big Issues” faced by museums, libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions in terms of emerging technologies.