The Digital Diorama project involves digitalizing a set of dioramas from Italian Natural History Museums to produce interactive interfaces for IWB (interactive whiteboard): an electronic resource that encourages users to creatively generate and interconnect exploratory learning pathways, while interacting and actively collaborating with one another.
Alternatively, navigating the DD from a PC or tablet offers other advantages, such as the opportunity to carry out individual work with greater concentration, speed and freedom of choice.
In general, digital technologies may be exploited to offer learning aids and devices designed for active use. With the right tools, it is easy to make the transition from traditional modes of engagement to making more connected and creative use of a learning product such as the DD.
In sum, the Digital Diorama project offers truly innovative learning environments and the opportunity to creatively develop learning pathways that match users’ prior knowledge and personal interests.