SOURCE: LearningTimes, LLC

January 30, 2008 09:32 ET

Museum-Ed Online Conference Announces Professional Writing Panel

Editors of Leading Museum Journals Share Experience -- Live Online

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 30, 2008) - Museum-Ed, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to connecting the museum educator community, and LearningTimes, LLC, a leading producer of online conferences for education and training, announced today the members of the Professional Writing Panel featured at the Museum-Ed Online Conference. The conference will be held entirely over the Internet on February 20-21, 2008.

The panel, entitled "Writing for Professional Publications," encourages museum educators to share their expertise by writing for publication and will help develop skills necessary for professional writing.

The panel will be led by Carol Stapp, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of the Museum Education Program at George Washington University, and Lotte Lent, Assistant Director of the Museum Education Program at GWU. The distinguished panel includes:

--  Zahava D. Doering, Editor
    Curator: The Museum Journal
    
--  Liz Maurer, Editor-in-Chief
    Journal of Museum Education
    
--  Carolyn Widner Ward, Ph. D., Editor
    Journal of Interpretation Research
    
--  Gretchen Jennings, Managing Editor
    The Exhibitionist
    

The panel is just one of eight interactive webcasts featuring experts in the field of interpretive writing that will be taking place during The Museum-Ed Online Conference.

"We're so pleased that this unique group of professionals is combining their expertise in support of professional writing among museum educators," said Kris Wetterlund, Conference Chairperson. "This panel promises to be a highly interactive learning experience, contributing to the professional development of the next generation of museum education leaders."

Conference registration is only $45 and includes access to the panel session as well as all other live online events, session recordings, and an online community for participant discussions and resources for one year.

For more information and to sign-up visit www.learningtimes.net/museumed.

About Museum-Ed

Museum-Ed is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing museum educators opportunities to ask questions, to exchange ideas, to explore current issues, to share resources, to reflect on experiences, and to inspire new directions in museum education. Museum-Ed is not a membership organization. All of the resources on the Museum-Ed Web site are free and available to educators in any type of museum, and anyone interested in the field of museum education.

About LearningTimes

LearningTimes, LLC, designs and produces online learning conferences, communities and events, and provides the platforms, applications and promotional expertise that make them successful. The LearningTimes Network of over 150 online communities and 250,000 members connects each institution with other learning-oriented groups and provides unique opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. For more information, contact John Walber at 215-884-7321 or info@learningtimes.net. Visit LearningTimes on the Web at http://www.learningtimes.net.

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