Michela OTT, Alessandra ANTONACI


The paper explores how Virtual Museums (VMs) can contribute to foster cultural heritage learning by adopting innovative learning/teaching strategies. VMs are innovative software applications that use vision, narration and interaction to create immersive experiences that bring visitors, students, scientists inside history, past landscapes, art, towns etc…

They deal with a wide variety of contents and adopt various approaches to support information delivery, awareness raising, knowledge creation and, ultimately, learning. Three different examples of Virtual Museums are briefly presented in the paper with the final aim to show that, despite the specificity of the contents displayed, each of them can contribute to sustain learning by exploiting the potential of three different learning/teaching, strategies, able to support the students’ motivation by fully engaging them in the learning process. In this line, VMs can be considered adaptive learning tools effectively supporting learning innovation.

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