ERIC Number: ED482103
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
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Digital Primary Source Materials in the Classroom.
Bennett, Nuala; Trofanenko, Brenda
Digital technologies bring museums, libraries, and archives together to enhance learning by providing access to digitized primary and secondary cultural resources along with the more traditional bibliographic materials. At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University Library and the College of Education are developing a collaborative program that integrates digital primary source materials into K-12 curriculum and the educational programs of museums and libraries. "Teaching with Digital Content--Describing, Finding and Using Digital Cultural Heritage Materials" (http://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc) is a 2-year project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Through this project, a broad group of K-12 teachers, museum curators, educators, and librarians are being introduced to digital cultural heritage materials. The goal is to provide them with training and professional development activities to enable use of primary source materials in the classroom and in museum and library education programs. This paper describes the collaborative "Teaching with Digital Content" project and shows how the educators are using online materials in their learning environments. (Contains 13 references.) (Author/MES)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Cooperative Programs, Cultural Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Information Technology, Institutional Cooperation, Library Education, Museums, Primary Sources, Professional Development, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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