- Led by CUT
Objective of the demonstrator is the development of a holistic approach for educating people (grown ups and kids) on Monuments that are listed at UNESCO world heritage list, in Cyprus. The system uses all innovative digital heritage resources, in order to help the user, in a UX friendly way, to learn about the different phases of the monument, the history, the pathology state, the architectural value and the conservation stage.
The first version of the Demonstrator is accessible HERE.
Today is obvious that we have a lot of digital data (specially from crowdsourcing platforms like Europeana) with controversial information. If any student, educator or simple user needs to learn or study the history of a monument, usually she/he ends up (through google search) to huge number of information, text, picture (with no obvious connection or order) and without the semantics or the metadata that they need to study the Monument.
In order to achieve rigid results, we combined the Europeana and Open Source Data on the internet, with an educational tool. The model construction is based on the cross cultural approach which responds to the multicultural features of present era but at the same time to the contemporary pedagogical and methodological directions.
The result is an online learning user friendly experience, where visitors (educators, students and simple users) have the opportunity to read, watch, interact (3D model) and test their knowledge for the cultural heritage. The information is adjusted for their needs and they can use the references to deepen their knowledge.
Download the Demonstrator manual/toolkit (PDF, 7 Mb)
Images courtesy of CUT