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Carey Tisdal



  • Evaluator 


Carey Tisdal founded Tisdal Consulting in 2004 to offer visitor studies and interpretive planning services to the informal learning community. The mission of Tisdal Consulting is to enhance the design of experiences in informal settings to engage, enlighten, and empower learners. Services include audience research; program and exhibition evaluation; interpretative planning; and evaluation training. To this she brings nearly 25 years of experience as an evaluator and instructional developer. She has a special interest in how teams of people with diverse expertise and perspectives use evaluation findings to inform decision-making, technology in learning, and narrative strategies in exhibition design.  


*technology-supported learning
*adult learning in informal settings
*teen learning in after-school programs and informal settings 


Tisdal, C.E. (2007). Draw Me a Picture: Pictures of Life at an Archaeological Site. Visitor Studies Association, Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, CN.
Tisdal, C.E. (2007). Exhibit Floor Staff as Evaluation Resources: Strengths and Limitations of Floor Staff Input. Annual meeting of the American Association of Museums, Chicago IL.
Tisdal, C.E. (2006). ACTIVE Project: Broadening Inclusion through Multisensory, Multimodal Learning Experiences. Annual meeting of the Association of Science-Technology Centers, October, 2006.
Tisdal, C.E. (2004). Exhibit Review: Penguins and Puffins Coast. Curator 47 (3).
Strumfelds, L. & Tisdal, C.E. (2003) What about the Grown-Ups?: The Changing Landscape of Science Center Programming. ASTC Dimensions, 13 (4), 2-4.