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Summary "Research on 'Quality' in Online Experiences for Museum Users"
Research on 'Quality' in Online Experiences for Museum Users
'Quality' in online museum experiences can be challenging concept to determine. What engages users to explore the site more deeply? What helps them to better understand the online content after their online experience?
How Do We Inject Quality?
This detailed research paper examines what we mean when we talk about injecting ‘quality’ into users’ online museum experiences. The paper will help you focus on two critical areas in your online planning. First, the factors that affect quality in online museum projects. Second, how institutions can measure quality by analyzing online museum products in the Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC) portal.
Delving Deeply into the Notion of Quality
This resource examines a number of key issues related to quality. It focuses on constructivism, a school of learning that attempts to discover how museum visitors construct personal meaning during a visit to a museum. How can your institution’s virtual collections contribute to what a user already knows and understands about a subject? What is the nature of online learning and what outcomes can you expect when people have a virtual experience with your museum?
Creating Consistency for the VMC
Part of the goal of this research project is to ensure your actions, as a heritage professional, help establish consistency in VMC’s content and interface. A thorough reading will help you achieve that.