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Art Sources Review

Title of Product:

Scottish Gothic Churches and Abbeys: Durham Cathedral

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

Name of Author(s): R. Gibbs
Name of Producer: Department of History of Art: University of Glasgow
Language/s of Product: English
Target Group: Scholars, teachers and students 16+ The site is intended to support teaching within the University of Glasgow’s taught courses
Overall Evaluation: good
Objectives & Structure:
The contents of this website are intended to promote knowledge and appreciation of the distinctive monuments that remain from the medieval kingdom of Scotland. It is simply intended as a source of information and provides an electronic essay illustrating the connection between Durham Cathedral and Scottish History and Architecture.
Description of contents:
A very basic text describes the “chronology and documentation” There is access to 15 images of the building and one ground plan, which can be enlarged.
There are also a few clickable keywords leading to further detail or information about architectural or historical issues.
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: excellent
Compatibility of the content with the target group: excellent
Suitability and quality of graphic interface: fair
Degree and quality of interaction: fair
Exploitation of the electronic potential: fair
Possibility of printing/saving material or tests: good
Description of how the website can be used with the students::
Essentially, the site would offer background information for teachers rather than secondary aged students
This is a basic information site that would support a study of the history and importance of Durham Cathedral.
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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