The Internet’s Role in Education
The role of the Internet and new communication technologies in the education process cannot be overestimated and is still growing in the contemporary world. And also the unlimited capacity of the Internet and much improved multimedia tools enable projects which not long ago were only unattainable dreams.
This subject was analysed during a conference which took place on 12th November 2007 in the Polish Maritime Museum and which was meant for teachers in the Pomorskie region. During the conference its participants discussed a variety of presentation methods for museum knowledge and exhibits with new communication technologies.
Krystyna Stubińska and Agnieszka Piórkowska from the Museum’s Educational Department introduced the role of the Museum’s website as a knowledge resource for history lessons, which might provide great support for both students and teachers.
Anna Ciemińska proposed a solution developed under MarMuCommerce, an EU project – a virtual exhibition presenting the maritime heritage of cities participating in the project. The unique feature of the exhibition is that it provides access to the collections of many European museums under one web address.
The conference was concluded by a lecture delivered by Robert Domżał, PhD, the co-ordinator of another EU financed project: Lagomar – Cultural Heritage of the Szczecin, Vistula and Kaliningrad Lagoons, about Internet tools used and planned for presentation of the project’s results.
The conference was prepared in co-operation with the Gdańsk Culture Educational Programme and with the co-ordinators of the EU projects MarMuCommerce and Lagomar.