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The Smithsonian Institution’s Digitization Program Office wins prize in GBIF 2018 Ebbe Nielsen Challenge

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 13:05 -- VillanuevaL
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The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Secretariat announced today that the Smithsonian Institution’s Digitization Program Office (DPO) was selected by an expert jury as a winner in the 2018 Ebbe Nielsen Challenge. The entry, submitted by DPO Informatics Program Officer Luis J. Villanueva, the GBIF Issues Explorer, won a Second Place award among 23 entries from countries around the world.

Google Expeditions AR Brings Smithsonian 3D Models into the Home and Classroom via Augmented Reality

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 09:58 -- DattoriaM
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Marc Bretzfelder
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google expeditions screen shots

Capturing the imagination of students who have “seen it all” is an age-old challenge; and fitting emerging technologies into the classroom has long been a hit-or-miss proposition. With Expeditions, Google may have found the Golden Mean, and with the help of the Smithsonian’s rich collections and authoritative scholarship, the app is igniting wonder and curiosity in students around the globe.

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