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The Role of E-Learning in Arts and Cultural Heritage Education

Marion R. Gruber
University of Innsbruck, Institute of Educational Sciences, Austria
Open University of the Netherlands, CELSTEC, Netherlands


Arts and cultural heritage education (ACHE) holds great potential for encouraging greater participation, innovation, and creativity in learning. This article analyse how ACHE approach the challenges of the rising information society and utilize the possibilities of information and communication technologies. It outlines the domains of ACHE and e-learning from a theoretical perspective. With this knowledge it investigates the current use of digital media in education, in the exhibition room and on the Internet. Furthermore this article analyses today’s ACHE and the role of e-learning in the educational activities from cultural institutions.

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Gruber, M. R. (2009). The Role of E-Learning in Arts and Cultural Heritage Education. In V. Hornung-Prähauser & M. Luckmann (Eds.), Kreativität und Innovationskompetenz im digitalen Netz - Creativity and Innovation Competencies in the Web, Sammlung von ausgewählten Fach- und Praxisbeiträgen der 5. EduMedia Fachtagung 2009 (S. 343-350). 4.-5. Mai 2009, Salzburg, Austria: Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft m.b.H.
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