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Jenny Kessner wrote:
> recommendations of interactive art museum sites. In
> studying these sites, I have a
> few questions. How do people feel about using
> technology such as the Internet, to access museums?
> Do you think these ventures are worth it
> (educational)? To what extent do teachers use these
> resources in his or her classroom?
> Any comments are greatly appreciated.
I think they can be an invaluable tool. Think of a native american
child on a reservation who has no access to a computer, since phone
lines are too far from their own home and money is non existent to
buy a computer, but the youth center or clan as a group can have
one. Not only for museum and educational purposes but also for
Health access. Not just health on the part of doctor contact but
virtual operations which could benefit a local doctor in an
emergency or to update procedures.
Now think about remote places on every continent. This opens up
access and possibilities of equal education to places where they
wouldn't have it otherwise. Many years ago, a wealthy person would
go on a GRAND TOUR. It was possible to access knowledge and read all
the books in the world at one time. This time is gone, but in it's
place is an infinite amount of knowledge at your fingertips.
Actually this can protect language from fading away. Tribal customs
can be documented and saved. I have a native american site which
allows me to here native american language spoken. I taped it onto a
cassette and brought it into school when I covered native americans
and let the kids here the words/songs/dances themselves.
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