Museum & heritage educational website development
Creating museum educational online resources
Museums and heritage sites have a wide range of resources which can be used to create highly informative and exciting educational and online learning projects.
In the modern world where resources are the keyword, museums and heritage sites are in a unique position to create international recognition through creating web-based educational and lifelong learning projects. See > examples
Add to this that the creation and delivery of interactive multimedia learning is becoming increasingly inexpensive, and educational website projects become accessible to even small museums. The web is also an ideal medium to build projects in phased stages; not only does this help budgeting, but it also helps search engine recognition.
Learning takes place at different levels, and the web offers a unique interactive medium for creating an exciting and varied learning experience. As a multimedia delivery system, the web enables the use of images, panoramas, audio, video, and interactivity, offering a wide range of learning experiences and investigation opportunities.
The web also offers unique opportunities for schools and students to share their work, for students to add to a web project, and for students to gain access to experts and eye witnesses.
Online multimedia applications can be designed to support:
• different learning methods and styles
• audiences of different ages
• different technology delivery – home computer, whiteboard, classroom computer, individual student computer, mobile phone, palm pilot
• lesson development and structure
• interactive learning and data retrieval
• knowledge testing
• resources for using in other applications
• trial-and-error learning
• navigational exploration
• role play
Multimedia empowers the user to self-select the level of information they require and the type of information delivery. It also allows information to be delivered in a passive or active way either by simple information retrieval such as an introductory ‘narrated’ sequence, a database search of content, or via designed investigative modules which link together to create a highly interactive and expansive learning approach.
Educational projects can consist of:
Database information supported by interactive exercises
Narrated introductory sequences with interactive investigations of resources
Exhibition specific investigation of items
In-gallery interactive also displayed online with online involvement
Guided exploration of database resources
Online whiteboard interactive lessons for teachers
Online lesson activities for students both at the computer and away from the computer
Resources for teachers and lesson plans
Submission of work online
Work submission area to display student work
Outreach projects involving the use of libraries, collections and orientation
Examples of museum educational website projects
Bedford Museum – educational project invoving oral history, photographs and items from the museum, interactive explore, classroom downloads, and whiteboard presentations and teacher resources. Designed as a series of lessons based on the corriculem. > More details
Parks & Gardens heritage Trust – educational project involving a database of park material for the London Boroughs of Enfield, Greenwich, Newham and Wandsworth, interactive explorations based on additional materials, content for at-computer, in-classroom and at-location activities, and an area for teachers to display student work. > More details
Voices from the Holocaust – oral history educational project based on Holocaust survivor memories, consisting of voice clips, transcripts, context information, and student investigations. Supported by a teacher area.
Changing Language – highly interactive word-based project with drag and drop, multiple choice and timed activities, divided into KS3 and 4 and post 16 areas, supported by teacher notes.
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