Online exhibitions and archives: a collaborative project for teaching and learning in design
Devine Mejia, Jane A. (2009) Online exhibitions and archives: a collaborative project for teaching and learning in design In: Proceedings of the EVA 2009 London Conference, 6 - 8 July, 2008, London, UK.
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This paper discusses the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning through Design (CETLD) Online Exhibitions Project, a collaboration between the University of Brighton, the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Royal College of Art. The project entailed creating a virtual exhibition drawn from the archives of the partner institutions, with the goal of encouraging students to use archives for practice-based inquiry and in historical/theoretical research. Designing an exhibition that incorporates student involvement through the use of Web 2.0 technologies has presnted various challenges: technical, conceptual and pedagogical. The paer is thus a case study of how virtual access to archives can contribute to teaching and learning in the design disciplines.
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