Effective distance learning doesn’t require complicated equipment, elaborate lesson plans or expensive software, and it’s not just for school tours or MOOCs. Bayou Bend uses simple and accessible webchat technology (e.g., Skype, Google Hangouts, Facetime) to engage volunteers and visitors with speakers across the street or across the world. A special focus on accessing difficult spaces will be demonstrated, making the session particularly relevant to historic houses, small museums and rural areas.


  • Emily Hermans