The Museum as a Site and Source for Learning

  • Course provided by Future Learn
  • Study type: Online
  • Starts: Anytime
  • Price: Free
Future Learn

Course Description

Find out how museum collections, spaces and technology help visitors learn

What is the purpose of museums in today’s world - a world obsessed with technology? On this course we explore what can be gained from interacting with museum collections and spaces, and how to use technology to encourage engagement.

You will consider the ways museum collections improve our understanding of history and how museums can use artefacts to engage learners. You will also explore how museums can better use their spaces to create learning experiences for all visitors.

What topics will you cover?

  • What museums know about their visitors and how they find out
  • Approaches to learning: young visitors and visitors with additional needs
  • Ways in which social media can support learning
  • How to design and interpret a contemporary art exhibition
  • Why contemporary art can prove challenging to engage with/ understand and to teach?
  • What does a conservator do all day?
  • Designing an online exhibition

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

  • Available now

Who is the course for?

Anyone with an interest in museums and their potential for learning.

While the Educators themselves aren’t available to facilitate this run, we encourage you to engage with other learners and there are opportunities to do this throughout the course.

Who developed the course?

The University of Glasgow

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. It is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities.

  • Established

    1451
  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland, UK
  • World ranking

    Top 70Source: QS World University Rankings 2020