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Art Sources Review

Title of Product:

Durham Cathedral: Interactive virtual tour

Country: United Kingdom
Century: 1100 - The 12th Century
Topic: Durham Cathedral
Image of the product:

Name of Author(s): Viking Studios
Name of Producer: Viking Studios
Language/s of Product: English
Target Group: General public, teachers and students 11+
Overall Evaluation: excellent
Objectives & Structure:
Open site offering an interactive virtual tour of the Cathedral. The tour runs automatically until interrupted. You can click on the image at any time and drive it by dragging in any direction.
Description of contents:
This virtual tour begins looking east towards The High Altar at the bottom left and The Rose Window beyond. The initial view pans round, above The Bishop's Throne to the south, then through The Choir towards The West Window in the distance. To the north we pass Bishop Lightfoot's Memorial - we then return to The High Altar area.
Evaluation and Comments:
Overall Evaluation: excellent
Clarity of structure, logical sequence of contents: excellent
Usability / easiness of navigation: excellent
The website is interesting / stimulating: excellent
Educational and learning value: excellent
Quality and relevancy of content: excellent
Compatibility of the content with the target group: excellent
Suitability and quality of graphic interface: excellent
Degree and quality of interaction: excellent
Exploitation of the electronic potential: excellent
Availability and quality of simulation exercises: excellent
Possibility of printing/saving material or tests: poor
Description of how the website can be used with the students::
The site is an excellent introduction to encourage interest.
The site would allow teachers and students opportunities to study in detail parts of the Cathedral either prior to or after a visit but should not be seen as an alternative to an actual visit, if at all possible.

This is a basic visual site that would support a student visit to the Cathedral.
Evaluation Date: 30.6.08
Name of teacher: Stef Gabrysch, Peter Hooper
Name of School: Queen Elizabeth School
Country: UK
Subjects Taught: Art

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