Εκπαιδευτική διαδικτυακή εφαρμογή με θέμα το Μουσείο της Ακρόπολης
A web-based tutoring system for the Acropolis Museum
Σιώρου, Σοφία Μ.
KeywordsΜουσεία ; Μουσείο της Ακρόπολης ; Τεχνολογικές καινοτομίες ; Διαδίκτυο ; Ανάλυση και σχεδίαση συστημάτων ; Application software ; Web application ; Intelligent tutoring systems
Museums and cultural organizations in general may take advantage of contemporary technologies, in order to promote and disseminate information about their collections. The ease of use of modern tools make the development of informational pages a rather easy and cost efficient process. These pages may aggregate material from several sources, including text, narrations, still images and video. Such pages turn a visitor’s navigation in the “virtual” museum to an attractive and interesting experience. Museum own huge amount of invaluable information regarding their collections. This information variety is a cornerstone for information dissemination and knowledge transfer to a global audience, which would be impossible in other circumstances. Besides the hyperlink technology makes almost infinite combinations of information sources feasible, allowing the learner to extend conventional information by visiting related sources. Given that museums are well organized information and knowledge sources, may turn their web sites to integrated learning environments, allowing visitors not only to study informational pages and material but also testing their knowledge by taking tests when they finish studying. The proposed educational software will extend the informational mechanisms of the Museum of Acropolis, offering not only a study environment but also an integrated knowledge testing facility. For each informational unit a relevant test is maintained and presented to the visitor, in order to solve it and get a grade. At the end of the entire study process, the visitor may take a global test, testing the overall knowledge he acquired during his navigation to the museum’s pages. The main idea behind this approach is to give the visitor an incentive to study historical and other relevant aspects in depth, in order to get the highest grade at the competitive tests.