Envisaged scenario of the Dashboard for this audience
Initially educational institutions can use the Dashboard as a learning tool for students in history, computer science, maths or geography classes. Creating and uploading 3D content to the Dashboard could possibly become a class assignment both for secondary and higher education students. If capturing the cultural heritage objects is not the case due to the lack of technologies, students can be encouraged to use the content already available to create their stories and share them on different platforms (i.e social networks, school/college papers online). For formal secondary education students such assignments can be given after sightseeing excursions, whereas students of higher education could receive such assignment as a coursework project.
Education providers also can use the Dashboard to upload content for creating different teaching resources (e.g. history teachers uploading remarkable buildings, artwork or other objects that can be later used for in class presentations).
Higher education providers can use the Dashboard as a learning tool for students of history, archeology, computer science, etc. to work in-line with the newest 3D scanning technologies. As mentioned above, students of higher education could receive assignments such as scanning historical, cultural or archeological objects and learn how to work with the content and metadata within the Dashboard or other 3D platforms. Dashboard could serve as one of the key tools for content upload for students of computer science or liberal arts. In addition to that, the tool can be used for deconstruction of historical buildings or artefacts.
For educational publishers Dashboard can be used to upload content to use for e-books, MOOCs and other teaching or publishing materials.
Multimedia journalists could use the Dashboard to upload and use the 3D content for multimedia stories on documentaries, event reports or covering various topics on culture, education, cultural heritage, arts, history, etc. 3D models of landmarks, historical places can be integrated to the multimedia stories or can be used as background information for TV footage.
Librarians and museum curators could possibly use the toll at the best. The Dashboard can serve as a platform for the curators of cultural institutions to digitize their exhibits. All the uploaded content could possibly be used for creating digital educational programmes of the museums and galleries. Using 3D technology can engage museum or gallery visitors in new and exciting ways – for instance museum or gallery spotting online. In addition to that, 3D content should encourage visitors to touch and feel the exhibitions, and explore virtual artefacts, historic environment providing rich information about culture, history or arts. No doubt that such presentation could be successfully employed for the educational content of libraries, museums or galleries since virtual objects can be moved and rotated using hand gestures. This feature is especially relevant for the rare and valuable exhibits. Particularly this feature could be very useful for national libraries that are preserving valuable copies of first edition books or documents.