Teaching the Possibilities and Politics of Digital Artifact Representations using Virtual Reality and 3D Printing
Author(s): Katharine Ellenberger
When teaching about preservation, it can be difficult to communicate the options and ethical dilemmas that inform principles of archaeological ethics. The message many members of the public get from brief exposure to digital records and virtual models often adds to the challenge, leaving them with impression that these are viable alternatives to physical site preservation. I propose employing evidence-based teaching practices to create public and university lessons which result in a properly contextualized understanding of technology as a preservation tool. In this paper I describe a hands-on guest lecture in an undergraduate course where I employ experiential learning pedagogy to cultivate students’ observation skills and critical thinking about virtual models in archaeology.
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Teaching the Possibilities and Politics of Digital Artifact Representations using Virtual Reality and 3D Printing. Katharine Ellenberger. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 444314)
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