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Research and skills sharing

Since 2009 the Samsung Digital Discovery Centre has shared its experience about the benefits of digital learning in museums, through publishing articles and blogs online, and by supporting the work of student researchers, some of which can be read below. The SDDC team also regularly present at conferences and at skill-sharing events.

Student research

 

Classroom CSI: Developing a video-conferencing model for investigating British Archaeology in schools

Elizabeth Warry, UCL Archaeology

This dissertation sets out to demonstrate that archaeology and video-conferencing technology can address a need for schools to be able to access a museum’s expertise and collections without having to travel to it physically.

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Developing a new mobile workshop for the Samsung Digital Discovery Centre

Alessandra von Aesch, University of Lugano, Switzerland

This dissertation provides an evaluation about the achievement of the intended learning objectives of the SDDC Hajj mobile workshop.

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Digital technologies and visiting school groups: A case study at the British Museum

Susanna Doll, University of Lugano, Switzerland

This study explores the potential of integrating digital technologies in educational activities for visiting school groups in collection-based museums, analysing the case of Multimedia Magic at the British Museum as an example.

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To what extent can inquiry-based education in museums help children learn about national identities?

Katherine Biggs, UCL Archaeology

This study provides a case for inquiry-based learning to be used more widely in the teaching of arts-based subjects.

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Staff publications

 

Virtual reality at the British Museum: What is value of virtual reality environments for learning by children and young people, schools and families?

Lizzie Edwards and Juno Rae

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Virtual reality: how the Samsung Digital Discovery Centre created a virtual Bronze Age roundhouse.

Lizzie Edwards and Juno Rae

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Why VR? Enhancing IRL (in real life) experiences for visitors to the British Museum.

Lizzie Edwards and Juno Rae

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Beyond Cool: Making Mobile Augmented Reality Work for Museum Education

Shelley Mannion

This paper discusses the challenges of implementing AR to deliver learning programs at The British Museum.

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New Models for Mobile Learning in Museums

Shelley Mannion

Slideshow presentation of the findings around the Hajj Mobile application launched in early 2012 as part of the schools offer for the Hajj: Journey to the Heart of Islam exhibition at the British Museum.

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Athens Augmented: Design and evaluation of mobile learning activities for the Parthenon sculptures

Shelley Mannion

Slideshow presentation for the Engagement in the Galleries session at Museums and the Web 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Other publications

 

Shaping a culture of lifelong learning for young audiences: a case study on the Samsung Digital Discovery Centre at the British Museum

Amalia Sabiescu, Coventry University and Katerina Charatzopoulou, Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz

Report prepared in the frame of the European project, Renewal, Innovation and Change: Heritage and European Society (RICHES)

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