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Application of Online Learning with Library of Congress Digital Primary Sources: Creating a Museum Curator Project PROCEEDING

, , , Bradley University, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Washington, DC, United States Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

The Museum Curators’ Project was created by school and university educators in a midwestern state. As part of the Teaching with Primary Sources project, the faculty chose to work with a high interest topic that connected to their required curriculum content. They incorporated the inquiry approach, standards, research and literacy skills, and technology into the unit of study. Together they created a virtual museum for students to assume the role of curators’ as they selected information for inclusion, identified important information and resources, and included links back to the original primary source materials. By infusing the Library of Congress primary sources, technology, and the inquiry approach they were able to promote high interest, critical thinking, and strengthen literacy and research skills of their students while providing an authentic and in-depth learning activity.

Citation

Pardieck, S., McMullen, D. & Cantu, D. (2016). Application of Online Learning with Library of Congress Digital Primary Sources: Creating a Museum Curator Project. In Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2016 (pp. 12-16). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

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