Personalization Issues for Science Museum Web Sites and E-Learning
Silvia Filippini-Fantoni (The University of Paris I Sorbonne University, France), Jonathan P. Bowan (London South Bank University, UK) and Teresa Numerico (London South Bank University, UK)
Copyright: © 2008
E-learning has the potential to be a very personalized experience and can be tailored to the individual involved. So far, science museums have yet to tap into this potential to any great extent, partly due to the relative newness of the technology involved and partly due to the expense. This chapter covers some of the speculative efforts that may improve the situation for the future, including the SAGRES project and the Ingenious Web site, among other examples. It is hoped that this will be helpful to science museums and centers that are considering the addition of personalization features to their own Web site. Currently, Web site personalization should be used with caution, but larger organizations should be considering the potential if they have not already started to do so.