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How Technology Helps to Create New Learning Environments by Use Digital Museum Resource

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Multimedia Technologies, communication and WEB allow the opportunity to develop tools to apply new teaching methodologies and learning way in the School. On the other side Museum resources are available online to support teaching activities. The research team (Digilab of Sapienza University and "Via Val Maggia" School) has launched a project to develop a new way to teaching based on objects specially museum digital resources, therefore new learning environments have been created. A particularly Information System and a tool to build e-book have been designed to teachers to improve student learning by use digital museum objects information. The Polo Museale Sapienza has given a important contribution with its digital cultural heritage. Linked and Open Data technologies have been applied to share cultural heritage with education materials. We will discuss the results of the project and we will show examples of the creative means that teachers have built to use museum objects in the classroom through tools developed by Project. The project results could be important to develop a distance learning system to help student at home or to long life learning.
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