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1 Virtual Victorians: a case study www.victorians.org.uk Susan Eddisford, Education Officer, Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life education@tivertonmuseum.org.uk

2 Virtual Victorians: a case study Why digitise? To improve access Physically Geographically Intellectually To extend and enhance our existing learning provision

3 Virtual Victorians: a case study How did we do this? Tried to create learning activities that had: Themes: themes were user-orientated Contextualisation: placed related items together Wonder and resonance: deep engagement Intrinsic motivation: fun People focus: past and present lives, learning through social interaction

4 Themes gallery page

5 Childhood

6 Florrie the doll

7 E toys

8 Dress florrie

9 Magic lantern show

10 Ask a Victorian

11 Virtual Victorians: a case study Did we succeed? User statistics April 2004 to March 2005 61,403,391 hits 117,551 unique hosts 26,589 repeat visitors 3,431 visited more than 6 times Total visitor time spent on the site - 3 years, 31 days, 13 minutes, 39 seconds

12 Virtual Victorians: a case study What users say about it. Great website by the way, you given me lots of great ideas! (Year 2 teacher) We have had great fun exploring your site! Sam (6) loved the interactive e-toys and object gallery the best. (Parent ) I feel your website will help my daughter Emily - 5 ½, get a real feel of life all those years ago. (Parent) "Can I just say your site is excellent and a superb resource. Keep up the good work. (Teacher, South Korea)

13 Virtual Victorians: a case study Who are the users? Teachers and pupils in school Children and parents at home Students in higher education Museum and education professionals Independent learners Interested individuals

14 Virtual Victorians: a case study Where is it being used? Locally Nationally Worldwide Over 525 websites worldwide have linked to Virtual Victorians.

15 Virtual Victorians: a case study A small museum doing big things. www.victorians.org.uk Susan Eddisford education@tivertonmuseum.org.uk


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