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Milligan, Darren

Acting Director, Smithsonian Office of Educational Technology

Specializes in strategy for educational impact through user-centered research and the development of tools and services for making online cultural and scientific heritage resources accessible and useful to educators and learners. Oversees internal staff, fellows, interns, and an extensive team of external specialists to produce educational publications and interactive experiences, such as online games, alternate reality games, and simulations; manages communication, marketing, and social media engagement to teachers across the Smithsonian’s museums and research centers; develops methodologies for the creation and dissemination of educationally-relevant metadata; and directs the Smithsonian Learning Lab, an online software platform that encourages the creative and educational reuse of more than five million digitized Smithsonian objects.


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