Advantages & Disadvantages of Online Galleries II

Advantages & Disadvantages of Online Galleries – Technical


  • Engagement (interaction) is enhanced
  • Viewers can create their own path
  • Material/content can be added to, reduced, or refreshed easily and quickly
  • Immediacy – level of information can be chosen by the viewer, making it more accessible to a wider range of ages and experience levels
  • Message can be absorbed without difficulty of obtaining it
  • Enhanced learning – materials can be used for education
  • Extended learning – links to other websites with related content



  • Museum experience is not real
  • Hands on experience is not possible
  • Not a full sensory experience – seeing, hearing, smelling and touching enhances the extent to which the experience is embedded in the memory
  • Fine detail may not be faithfully reproduced online
  • Potentially, poor image quality
  • Internet connection is required
  • Download speed will affect viewing experience – slow for media-rich websites
  • Information is easily harvested – critical thinking skills are reduced
  • Primarily a visual experience – reading skills are not encouraged
  • Cut & paste – writing skills are reduced


Output from brainstorming session – 25 March 2018

(Contemporaneous notes)


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