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ERIC Number: EJ1140686
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8650
Interactive Learning Units on Museum Websites
Chong, Cordelia; Smith, Diantha
Journal of Museum Education, v42 n2 p169-178 2017
Though it is well known that museums should embrace digital learning, many museum websites have not fully utilized digital learning resources, especially in interactive ways. In fact, in a survey of 225 websites of selected U.S. cultural institutions that have informal science education at the heart of their operations, we found that just 5% of the websites offer interactive learning resources. Based on these findings, we present an overview of interactivity in digital learning and discuss the rationale for interactive learning units on museum websites: adding to museum online offerings, connecting formal and informal learning, motivating learning in bite-sized portions and repurposing content.
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Language: English
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