The On-Line Learning Environment
This was a web site based on a cultural center with virtual exhibitions, interactive access to virtual exhibits and live video conferencing of lectures and demonstrations for students to explore and to enhance their classroom activities and enrich their education.
The website was developed as a prototype and was demonstrated at the opening of the Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science, Tallahassee and used as an important component of a Knight Foundation Grant that was awarded to the Museum.
My collaboration with Science Education Professor George Dawson began as a prototype of a web-based art exhibition space, which I called On-Line Learning Environment (OLE). It used the temporary exhibitions on view at the Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science in Tallahassee as the basis of an interactive experience accessible through the web. For its time, OLE pushed the limits of web technologies, incorporating QuickTime Virtual Reality panoramas that offered a 360-degree view of the exhibition space with areas linked to movies, sound clips, and related materials. The experience of working on this project reinforced my belief that a well-designed visual interface assists people in finding common ground by erasing boundaries of culture, language, time, and place.