Distance learning is a model for museum learning and interaction that engages learners or participants in one or more of the following ways:
a. outside of a traditional museum setting
b. via the use of technology
c. by expanding the reach of specific exhibits/facilitators across distances.
Distance learning makes a museum’s collections, programs, and resources more widely accessible and allows museums to reach a larger audience.
Throughout the next few weeks, we will introduce you to five methods that museums use to facilitate distance learning:
- Collaborative Learning
- In-Person Programs
- Virtual Interactive Programs
- Non-Interactive Media
- Virtual Exhibits and Walk-Throughs
We look forward to hearing your opinions of and experiences with museum distance learning and exploring museum examples with you.