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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

Authors

Daisy Abbott

Stuart Jeffrey



Abstract

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 primary and secondary classrooms. In particular, through a compar-ative case study of three schools in the UK, the paper investigates the potential of using a virtual 3D model of the 1938 British Empire Exhibition in formal educa-tional settings and highlights a number of salient issues and challenges that emerged. As the data suggests, engagement with the model created opportunities for playful learning, facilitated motivation and collaboration, and enhanced stu-dent interest. However, participation was often compromised by barriers such as the wider pressures of the curriculum, assessment regimes and teacher time as well as technical inhibitors and limitations. In light of the above, the paper con-siders 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 consid-ering the implications of these findings.

Journal Article Type Article
Journal Technology, Pedagogy and Education
Print ISSN 1475-939X
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Gouseti, A., Abbott, D., Burden, K., & Jeffrey, S. (in press). Adopting the use of a legacy digital artefact in formal educational settings: opportunities and challenges. Technology, Pedagogy and Education,
Keywords virtual 3D models; virtual 3D environments; schools; digital technologies; research data
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