From Docent to Cyberdocent: Education and Guidancein the Virtual Museum

@article{Rayward1999FromDT,
  title={From Docent to Cyberdocent: Education and Guidancein the Virtual Museum},
  author={W. B. Rayward and M. Twidale},
  journal={Arch. Mus. Informatics},
  year={1999},
  volume={13},
  pages={23-53}
}
The paper explores the nature of docents'work in museums. From this is derived the concept ofthe docent function to describe different aspects ofthat work, some of which may be performed by otherpeople and also by objects such as maps andguidebooks. This analysis leads to the idea of theCyberdocent – an extension of the docent function totake advantage of new possibilities afforded byadvanced technologies. The potential of theCyberdocent in both virtual and real museums isinvestigated. The… Expand

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