Technology enhanced learning in sites of cultural heritage: a critical review of selected cases

[j58] N. Yiannoutsou, A. Bounia, M. Roussou, N. Avouris,  Technology enhanced learning in sites of cultural heritage: a critical review of selected cases, Themes in Science and Technology Education, vol 4(1-3), pp. 37-51, 2011, available from: http://earthlab.uoi.gr/thete (in Greek) (pdf of authors' version)

Abstract This paper attempts a critical presentation of the current use of technology to support learning in museums and sites of cultural heritage. The focus is on applications developed by organizations and individuals outside museums and cultural heritage organizations, with particular emphasis on comparing the results of this survey with previous research related to educational applications that have emerged from the museums themselves. The survey was based on analysis of the works presented at a recent symposium on learning activities in museums using ICT and has been developed based on dimensions such as the technology and its instrumental use, the kinds of activities presented, the space and the design teams. The main results was that use of the technology is for delivering information, although some designs do attempt to take into account other technology potential, the content of the museum and its special character as a learning context.


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