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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2016/B53/S22.140

VIRTUAL LEARNING AND CONTRIBUTION FROM E - MUSEUM AN EXAMPLE FOR EARTH SCIENCES

A.Calik, E.Ulugergerli, C.Yasar, K.Taspinar
Wednesday 7 September 2016 by Libadmin2016

References: 16th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2016, www.sgem.org, SGEM2016 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-67-4 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 28 - July 6, 2016, Book5 Vol. 3, 1077-1084 pp

ABSTRACT
Targeting to convey reliable and adequate information from academic sources to non-academic community, a fast growing low-cost e-museum project has been executed. Our effort to seeking solution to solution to some of the problems, e.g., on selecting development model, on deciding to structural architecture and on maintenance of the web site and museum itself provide some real-life experience that could be taken as a reference to develop similar applications for both academic and non-academic purposes for even presenting site-specific artifacts or products in developing countries.
Visiting statistic pointed out that number of visitor is reciprocal to display technologies. The more static the exhibition environment is, the less attractive it becomes. Web applications are the recent technology that can be adapted to conventional museum and convey vast amount of the information to the visitors and help them to digest it much effectively.
A prototype web application, which uses QR code to access predefined web sites, has been developed and tested in our museum. Both animation and web based additional information from well-established web sites are used wherever possible to improve the technicality and attractiveness of the displays. Overall test results indicate that the application is successful.

Keywords: E-Museum; Earth Science Museum; web application