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E-learning in Museums
E-learning in Museums
Rhiannon LooseleyJuno Rae
INTRODUCTION

E-learning … M-learning … Virtual Learning Environments … Digital Learning. With so many terms, all with slightly different meanings dependent on their application and context, it can be a challenge to know where to begin to define what institutional learning mediated or supplemented by technologies is. The focus of this chapter is e-learning within a museum context, as distinct from schools, universities, colleges and other formal education providers. Concentrating on the case of the UK-based Museum of London, this chapter explores how e-learning has evolved in UK museums, the state of play today, the rationale behind museum e-learning and some of the challenges it has faced and continues to face. The chapter ends with suggestions of areas ...

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