ERIC Number: ED482143
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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New Vision, New Realities: Methodology and Mission in Developing Interactive Videoconferencing Programming.
Barbanell, Patricia; Falco, John; Newman, Diana
As museums throughout the world enter the interactive arena of digital communications, a need has emerged to access strategies of program development that seamlessly interface with existing missions and resources. This paper describes how Project VIEW, a US Department of Education Technology Innovation Challenge Grant, collaborates with major museums--the Guggenheim (NY) Museum, the Whitney Museum,the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and others--to create templates for developing point-to-point interactive video conferences with asynchronous web-based resources that enhance student learning. Underlying the work of VIEW is the premise that, to achieve the promise of interactive technologies, it is necessary to change educational pedagogy. To accomplish this, Project VIEW employs multi-phase integration techniques that bring together the needs and missions of diverse yet intersecting educational delivery systems at museums and schools. While the development of a model for sustainable program development and content integration a core component of Project VIEW, the primary goal is to deliver instruction that produces evidence of higher student learning and academic performance. Interim evaluation by an external reviewer indicates evidence of enhanced student learning among students who participate in Project VIEW programs. Importantly, evidence confirms that outcomes for students are the result of VIEW training and development processes in which both schools and museums are transforming the way that they deliver education and through integrated, interactive videoconferencing and web-based learning. (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperative Programs, Museums, Partnerships in Education, Program Development
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