An electronic door to a visit on the Information
Superhighway, a virtual museum
is an organized collection of electronic artifacts and information resources.
that might be included are paintings, drawings, photographs, diagrams, graphs,
recordings, video segments, newspaper articles, transcripts of interviews,
data, and any other items that can be saved in a digital format.
Types of Virtual Museums
Learning Museums--online learning resources which invite exploration
Marketing Museums--marketing vehicles for sales as a major goal.
In this class, you may select to create either type of
museum depending on your job
requirements and interest.
Characteristics of a Learning Museum
and varied offerings
lobby or entrance
foster active, student-centered or customer centered learning.
They offer opportunities for real research into subjects or products.
museums place students in problem-solving situations thus fostering higher
order thinking skills. They are
global in perspective and set up in the way that
a "real" museum would be organized.
They are dynamic, multidisciplinary,
multi-sensory location on the web that are constantly updated and feature
appeals to different learning styles and interests.
This learning tool should
be looked at as a way to share treasures of learning with a much wider
that the traditional classroom.
Summary of two articles by Jamie McKenzie found at
for Virtual Museum design issues.
& Goodies--School Museum List and Site
Onramps to the Information Superhighway:
Designing, Implementing, and Using Local Museum Infrastructure
Home Sweet Home:
Creating WWW Pages Which Deliver
Eighteen tips to consider when creating a Virtual Museum web experience.
of Virtual Museums
Actual Museums present on the Web
Antique Radio Museum
SCORE List of Virtual Museum Projects
Museum--The Hebrew People
Bear Valley...Back Then
The Age of