In 1995, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) chose the Southern
Illinois University Museum at Carbondale (SIUC Museum) to be one of
four museums to be awarded grant funds to participate in the technology-based,
"Museum in the Classrooms" project. ISBE began the project to encourage
partnerships between schools and museums that would.
- use a museum's unique resources as a method to enhance classroom
- use the Internet as a means to share museum collections for effective
- use computer technology as a way to develop project Web pages
that include on-line digitized images and documents
SIUC Museum is currently working with 37 schools to on projects
that expand and develop curricula. These "Museum Explorers" use our
arts, sciences and humanities collections to meet student/teacher
identified project needs and to develop on-line project Web sites.
Note: To view these projects, visit the
Museum's homepage. This paper will focus on the processes involved
in integrating object-centered learning and technology in the classroom,
and the role museums play in extending learning beyond the classroom.
Museum outreach has added a new direction with the "Museum in the
Classroom" project through the use of computer technology and the
Internet. Through this project, students are exposed to cultural diversity,
learn diverse research methods, and cultivate state-of-the art technology
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