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Art Sources Review

Title of Product:

Images of Medieval Art and Architecture England: Durham Cathedral

Country: United Kingdom
Century: 1100 - The 12th Century
Topic: Durham Cathedral
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Name of Author(s): Dr Alison Stones
Name of Producer: University of Wales, Newport
Language/s of Product: English
Target Group: General public, teachers and students 11+
Overall Evaluation: excellent
Objectives & Structure:
Open site with excellent collection of photographs, plans and drawings of the Cathedral. The site would allow teachers and students opportunities to study in detail parts of the Cathedral either prior to or after a visit.
It has five sections each containing between four and twelve detailed images. Each of these are clickable to see and enlarge or print.

Description of contents:
A good visual resource divided into five broad sections Plans and Drawings, Exterior, Interior, ”Furnishings”, Other Monastic Buildings.
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
Exploitation of the electronic potential: excellent
Availability and quality of simulation exercises: poor
Possibility of printing/saving material or tests: excellent
Description of how the website can be used with the students::
The site could provide a basis for discussion; material for research; motivation; and opportunities for both autonomous and group learning.
Students could study the architecture in some detail through the illustrations chosen and use these to support written work or as preparatory to visual responses.
The plans and drawings link directly to aspects of Design Technology

This is a basic visual site that would support a student visit to the Cathedral.
It has also got other examples of British and European architecture for comparison and analysis

Evaluation Date: 30.06.08
Name of teacher: Stef Gabrysch, Peter Hooper
Name of School: Queen Elizabeth School
Country: UK
Subjects Taught: Art

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