Case Study Applications
The REVEAL project is developing two Educational Environmental Narrative (EEN) applications based on different cultural heritage sites from within the consortium. These sites have been chosen to contrast different business models and learning outcomes which could be facilitated by the REVEAL project.
Case Study 1: Edward Jenner’s House
For this case study REVEAL has created an EEN which addresses scientific and cultural heritage within a virtual reality reconstruction of Dr. Jenner’s House Museum and Garden in Gloucestershire in the UK. As the pioneer of smallpox vaccination, Dr. Edward Jenner is considered the father of immunology and responsible for saving millions of lives from a devastating disease shoes effect were felt throughout the world. The Jenner Museum is small, independently run museum based inside Jenner’s original family home, representing an intact cultural heritage site where the VR reconstruction can be facilitated by laser-scanning technology.
Case Study 2: Augustus Forum
This case study will create an EEN which addresses historical and archeological learning within a reconstruction of the Augustus Forum in Rome, built by the first Emperor of the Roman Empire. A world-famous archaeological site, it provides a window into Imperial Roman history, connecting Rome with the entire Roman Empire. The CNR-ITABC has already created full 3D reconstructions of the Forum for the exhibition “Keys to Rome” that was held between 2014 and 2015 at the Imperial Forum Museum. This will be used as a starting point for the development of this case study that will involve users in an intriguing story relating to Imperial Rome.
The overall methodology of the REVEAL project is divided into two main stages based around 1) the formative development of new transferrable technologies and 2) the summative validation of those technologies. Each stage is focussed around the development of an actual case study product rather than an isolated piece of technology. In the first, formative stage the case study helps to guide the requirements of the transferrable technologies, ensuring its functionality is fit for purpose. In the second, summative stage the case study validates the transferability of the new technology and focuses on the evaluation.