Implementation of Virtual Museums for School Use

By Ioannis Paliokas and Gerassimos Kekkeris.

Published by The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum

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Lately, Virtual Reality has offered new presentation methods for exhibitions in museums and galleries. Although the school use of virtual museums can offer a lot to Art educators, the inadmissible cost for creating such an application and the time consuming management of the content, prevent this technology from everyday school life. Our approach aims to offer to Art educators of Primary and Middle school a software platform to create and publish their own virtual museums on the Internet. Before presenting our approach, a review of the international presence of sample of virtual museums in the Internet is considered necessary. Also an attempt to categorize them according to their potential, structure, and contents has to be made. The architectural design, collections creation and content management of our Virtual Reality Learning Environments (VRLE) prototype will be briefly presented.

Keywords: Virtual Reality, Virtual Museum, Distance Learning, Art Education

International Journal of the Inclusive Museum, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp.11-20. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.054MB).

Ioannis Paliokas

Phd student, Primary Education Department, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece

Ioannis G. PALIOKAS was born in 1974 in Thessaloniki. He received the Diploma of Electrical and Computer Engineer (Democritus University of Thrace, Xanthi, Greece, 1999) and a M.Sc. in Computer Science (New York Institute of Technology, New York, USA, 2003). Currently he is a Ph.D. candidate in Democritus University of Thrace. His current research interests are on Exploratory Learning Environments, Distant Learning and Virtual Reality Applications in Education

Prof. Gerassimos Kekkeris

Associate Professor, Primary Education, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

Gerassimos Kekkeris is associate professor in the Department of Primary Education at Democritus University of Thrace. His research interests include applications of multimedia in aesthetic education, safety in Internet and distance education.

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