The Smithsonian Learning Lab was launched last year as a result of the partnership between The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access in Washington, D.C. and educational technology agency Navigation North. Last week, the project was awarded a 2017 Gold MUSE Award for Education & Outreach from the American Alliance of Museums.
Joe Hobson and Brian Ausland of Navigation North spearheaded prototyping initiatives with educators determining how best to leverage digital resources in classrooms, leading to the team’s extensive user testing and post-launch research released last month.
The Smithsonian Learning Lab has received several recognitions over its inaugural year, including Top 10 Tech of 2016 by School Library Journal and Best EdTech of 2016 by Common Sense Education. Over 2 million digitized museum resources are currently available online, with thousands more are being added every week.
Learn more about the project here.