Deep Learning: Outreach to a Submarine Museum by Students, Librarians, and Professors

By Linda Masselink and Anne Merkle.

Published by The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum

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University faculty and students worked with the director of education at a submarine museum to provide outreach to an economically challenged area through enhanced visitor experience using interactive educational content. Located on the south side of the Muskegon Lake Channel, the USS Silversides Museum is host to the USS Silversides, a World War II submarine, and the McLane, a U.S. Coast Guard Cutter. Content included: the interactive “Shipmate & Remotely Operated Vehicles Oceanographer Programs”, quick response codes and increased technology.

Keywords: Quick Response Codes (QR codes), Mobile Technology, Educational Technology, Visitor Experience, Interactive Education, Museum Education, Remotely Operated Vehicle Program, Submarine

The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp.87-92. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 264.923KB).

Linda Masselink

Senior Librarian, Liaison to Seidman College of Business, University Libraries, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI, USA

Senior librarian at Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI, USA and liaison to Seidman College of Business at the University. She has served as a librarian at GVSU since 1999. She has published in academic library publications and conference proceedings. She has championed the use of telepresence and online learning through meeting with students and providing discipline specific online guides for resources. Ms. Masselink is a graduate of the Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians. She has presented at regional, state, national and international conferences. In 2011 she was awarded Michigan Librarian of the Year.

Anne Merkle

Associate Librarian, Liaison to Frederick Meijer Honors College, Juvenile Literature and Sociology, University Libraries, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan, USA

Associate Librarian at Grand Valley State University. She is the liaison librarian to the Frederick Meijer Honors College, Sociology and the Juvenile Collection. Ms. Merkle has been a librarian since 1974, and has worked in the public library system where she was employed as a Young Adult Librarian (grades 9-12) prior to coming to the GVSU Libraries in 1999. Ms. Merkle is an advocate for the sustainable aspects of telepresence and online learning providing online guides for resources. She has published in a Young Adult journal, and has presented at regional, state and international conferences.


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