Museum 2.0 Education in the Uganda National Museum
Mary Leigh Morbey, York University, Institute for Research on Learning Technologies, Canada ; Maureen Muwanga Senoga, Kyambogo University, Uganda ; Paul Kortenaar, Ontario Science Centre, Canada
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Toronto, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-81-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Web 2.0 is pressing the area of Education and ICT. This is true not only in regular education venues, but also in Western museums and their educational offerings. Museums in the Global South (developing countries), with an abundance of ICT and educational challenges including a lack of sustainable technology and the needed expertise to employ it, often find themselves lost in an emerging virtual world of Facebook, Second Life, Twitter, and YouTube. This paper will elaborate a project opportunity in the current development of Museum 2.0 with an e-learning component for the Uganda National Museum, a Global South museum. The conceptualization processes as well as the problematic of decolonization in the open participatory culture of Web 2.0 in the site development will be explored.
Morbey, M.L., Senoga, M.M. & Kortenaar, P. (2010). Museum 2.0 Education in the Uganda National Museum. In J. Herrington & C. Montgomerie (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2010--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 94-99). Toronto, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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