Learning spaces (Natural History Museum)

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I recently visited the Natural History Museum (London) to check out the Dinosaur exhibition. Aside from the building architecture and the exhibitions itself one thing that struck me was the fantastic consideration and effectiveness of the learning spaces that had been created. On arrival I purchased the ‘standard’ tourist information book but once inside I was in my element with the technology and innovation on display. Thousands of tourists of all ages were interacting with a range of physical fixed resources, enhanced by touch screen quizzes with instant feedback, multimedia video streams, and human role play! In addition a display in the central hall promoted an ‘I love Dippy’ appeal supported by a YouTube page. This display used technology to allow individuals to interact with the display by texting and tweeting for which the primary aim was to generate income however this feature very much engaged the public audience.

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