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Art Sources Review

Title of Product:

Printing in England from William Caxton to Christopher Barker

Country: United Kingdom
Century: 1400 - The 15th Century
Topic: William Caxton
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Name of Author(s): University of Glasgow
Name of Producer: University of Glasgow
Language/s of Product: English
Target Group: Chaucer scholars, teachers, students 11+
Overall Evaluation: good
Objectives & Structure:
This site is an exhibition catalogue with a series of brief descriptions of some key pieces of work by Caxton and later printers.
Some illustrations which can be downloaded.
Description of contents:
An academic site with a useful basic introduction to Caxton and entries about 10 of his pieces of work.
This starts the history of printing in England and the exhibition then shows the gradual development of key figures working at printing presses in London and St Albans between 1474 and 1599.
Evaluation and Comments:
Overall Evaluation: good
Clarity of structure, logical sequence of contents: excellent
Usability / easiness of navigation: excellent
The website is interesting / stimulating: good
Educational and learning value: good
Quality and relevancy of content: good
Suitability and quality of graphic interface: good
Degree and quality of interaction: good
Exploitation of the electronic potential: good
Possibility of printing/saving material or tests: good
Description of how the website can be used with the students::
The site provides students with some visual example of Caxton’s work and interesting text. This would allow for individual or group study.
The real value of this site, like the exhibition it catalogues, is that it sets Caxton into the context of the development of printing in the next century.
An advanced site for teachers or students.
Evaluation Date: 30.06.08
Name of teacher: Sam Tinkler, Louise Saunders
Name of School: Southfield Technology College
Country: UK
Subjects Taught: Art/English

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