Ryan King: Building a Community of Learners – Using Open-Source Software to Develop a Docent Training Hub

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November 21, 2016

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 institution’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.

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WordCamp Baltimore 2016 29

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Ryan King 2

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Docent Training 1
Learners 1
Open source 54

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English 4448

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