eParticipation in German Museums

Bianca Bocatius, Museum Education Center for Art and Culture Nuremberg (KpZ), Germany

This paper will discuss findings of a survey conducted among German museums about the use of social media and eParticipation in 2013. The focus is on museum education. Questions such as,

What kind of social media utilize German museums for online, mobile and blended learning?
Which forms of participation are involved?
Are social media in German museum education used in the way that museums exploit their potentials?
Which explanations can be found to clarify the situation of the German museum education on the social Web?
Which potential developments and tendencies can be derived from diverse statements during the interviews?

are going to be answered. Graphics will visualize the results and individual statements are also going to be discussed as they refer to and clarify observations.

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