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Adopting the use of a legacy digital artefact in formal educational settings: opportunities and challenges

Gouseti, Anastasia; Abbott, Daisy; Burden, Kevin; Jeffrey, Stuart


Daisy Abbott

Stuart Jeffrey


This paper explores how a legacy digital artefact can be adopted within formal education settings and looks at the pedagogical and other opportunities created by its use within three primary and secondary classrooms in the UK. Through a comparative case study, the paper investigates the potential of using a virtual 3Additionally, it allowed for creative interactions andD model of the 1938 British Empire Exhibition in formal educational settings and highlights a number of salient issues and challenges. As the data suggests, engagement with the model created opportunities for playful learning, facilitated motivation and collaboration, and enhanced student interest. However, participation was often compromised by technical inhibitors as well as the wider pressures of the curriculum, teacher time and assessment regimes. Last, the paper considers the range of actors and factors that influenced the experiences of teachers and students who engaged with the use of the 3D model and concludes by considering the implications of these findings.


Gouseti, A., Abbott, D., Burden, K., & Jeffrey, S. (2020). Adopting the use of a legacy digital artefact in formal educational settings: opportunities and challenges. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 29(5), 613-629.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 11, 2019
Online Publication Date Oct 12, 2020
Publication Date 2020
Deposit Date Jan 28, 2020
Publicly Available Date Apr 13, 2022
Journal Technology, Pedagogy and Education
Print ISSN 1475-939X
Electronic ISSN 1747-5139
Publisher Routledge
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 29
Issue 5
Pages 613-629
Keywords Virtual 3D models; Virtual 3D environments; Schools; Digital technologies; Research data
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