Outline. The training material is targeted at trainers who are responsible for the design and delivery of courses on the creation of special Internet-based services in the fields of cultural education, such as web sites and portals for cultural objects, gateways on the Web, E-publications. The material is intended for a six-day intensive course.
Topics. The training material for intensive courses consists of the following chapters:
Chapters 1, 2, and 3 concern the core content and technologies important in the digital presentation of any cultural subject/object. Chapter 4 is a tool to help design effective, efficient and engaging computer-based training. In addition, it has a specially developed web site demonstrating the possibilities of e-learning and evaluation tools. Chapters 5 and 6 deal with important questions concerning the preservation of cultural values and review the objectives and methods of using digitisation technologies for facilitating and widening access to unique and vulnerable documents. Each chapter contains material that is intended for approximately six hour of teaching, although the selection of materials to be delivered has to be strongly dependent on the needs of the learning group. A more detailed overview of this training material can be gotten from the Table of Contents and Preface.
Structure. Each chapter has an outline, accessible through the menu that you see on the left-hand side, and core materials, presented as pdf files, as well as PowerPoint illustration as pps files. A glossary of terms and abbreviations is added as well.
Authors. This course was initiated and created at the UNESCO Chair in Informatics for the Humanities at the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics in Vilnius, Lithuania, in cooperation with three other Lithuanian universities (Kaunas University of Technology, Vilnius University, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University), and the foreign partners (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary; Silesian University of Technology, Poland; Institute of Informatics & Telecommunication, The National Center for Scientific Research "Demokritos", Greece).
Acknowledgments. This project was supported by the UNESCO Informatics Program (June 2000 – November 2000) and resulted in the teaching material entitled COURSEWARE FOR TRAINING OF TRAINERS AND USERS ON THE SPECIAL APPLICATIONS OF INTERNET-BASED SERVICES IN THE FIELDS OF CULTURAL EDUCATION. One of the milestones of this project was the Workshop in Vilnius. Its aim was to promote the use of advanced technologies for access to, understanding, preservation and economic promotion of the Baltic region’s cultural heritage in a European context.
Contact person. Dr. Nerute Kligiene,
Institute of Mathematics and Informatics,