Museums and the Web 2005
Best of the Web:
Categories: Educational
Best of the Web Trophy
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Recognizing achievement in heritage Web site design, a committee of museum professionals selects the Best of the Web each year.

Best Educational Use

Making the Modern World Online - Stories about the lives we've made
Nominated By: Andrew Sawyer, MWR

Institution: The Science Museum, (London, UK)

Judges' Comments

Learning Modules are an exemplary illustration of what a museum can do with its collections to support specific educational usages for the K-12 educational system.

Two of the most compelling aspects of education are the notion of relationships and theory/application. This site addresses both in an elegant manner.

The aspects I find most appealing are the open questions (inviting students to probe further) and the related material grid at the bottom of each module. This site promotes higher order learning while keeping the user engaged with visuals, flash demonstrations such as the space race, and simple narratives ...


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