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Museum Education in an Age of Wireless Communication

, Teachers College, Colubia University, United States ; , Teachers College, Columbia University, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Denver, Colorado, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-45-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


Abstract: This paper describes the beginning designs for a museum education expansion project. Museums have not only been at the forefront of protecting artifacts, they have been educational initiators, encouraging humans to value and learn from artifacts through exhibits and educational programs. The World Wide Web offers many opportunities for connecting museums with school communities. However, virtual museums have evolved primarily as replications of the physical structure of museums rather than being based on the underlying and originating principles and goals of museums. The objective of this project is to advance the meaning and possibilities of museum education with innovative uses of communication technologies. Web-based artifact databases and hand-held communication devices are introduced as promising vehicles for the collaborative construction of modern museums, existing beyond the walls of buildings that house artifacts.


Goldman, M.H. & Kaplan, D.E. (2002). Museum Education in an Age of Wireless Communication. In P. Barker & S. Rebelsky (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2002--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 688-689). Denver, Colorado, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 19, 2019 from .



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