Virtufy Consulting takes a unique look at the changing landscape of trends in educational technology and works with you to identify best practices associated with implementing new, innovative programming that fits your institution’s needs. With over 15 years of experience working in museum education, I take a proven approach to evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of your comprehensive digital strategy and identify cost-effective measures to ensure you meet the needs of your digital native audience without incurring a high cost.

My approach involves three themes: Be Bold, Be Smart, Be You

Be Bold

If you keep waiting for the “right time” it will never come. If you’re ready to embrace the transformative change in educational programming spurred by emerging technologies such as digital fabrication, virtual reality, augmented reality, 360 degree photo and videography, your institution will be able to meet programming objectives using exciting and unique applications of these tools. While there are higher tiers of cost, the biggest investment you will make is ensuring you and your staff understand how to best use these technologies at your institution. Together, we will make that happen.

Be Smart

Jumping on the latest and greatest before evaluating fad v.s trend is a common costly mistake. Often times institutions will rely on advice from contractors interested in building their own portfolio by incorporating the “next big thing” and rely on entertainment value vs. evaluating fit. I pride myself on consistently identifying low cost approaches to innovative programming. I can do this because I understand the timeline of various technologies and can accurately predict trends in development, pricing, and adoption rates. Together, we will discover which products will meet your needs on every level without incurring the typically high cost of early adoption.

Be You

Technology is a tool, and should never be used as a replacement to sound pedagogical methods. Never compromise your institutions identify when incorporating emerging technologies into your programming efforts. I will work with you to identify which approaches will allow your institution to keep pace with the future of education while keeping your identity along for the ride. Together, we will incorporate your existing resources into whatever strategy is put in place. I don’t believe in “throwaway tech” and am proficient at finding new lives for “old” technology.

 

My approach goes beyond the “wow” factor of technology and engages visitors at the highest level. Virtufy Consulting is new to the scene, but will be a dynamic force as emerging transformative technologies become an integral part of the visitor experience. I look forward to working with you to make sure your institution isn’t left behind.

 

Organizations I’ve worked with so far include:

Historic Jamestowne-Jamestowne Rediscovery

Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

Virginia Museum of Natural History

Science Museum of Virginia

Virginia Commonwealth University

College of William and Mary

Virginia Association of Museums

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

Colvin Run Mill

James River Association

Richmond Public Library