Evaluation of the quality of outdoor digital interpretation of natural heritage

  • Jan Činčera
  • Michal Medek
  • Miroslav Lupač
Keywords: Interpretation of natural heritage, digitalisation, evaluation, quality

Abstract

The study discusses the question of quality of field digital interpretation of natural heritage. It describes the process of defining the quality criteria, encompassing a combination of literature review, focus groups with experts, and field survey. In the last part it introduces and discusses the key quality criteria for recommendation for further authors of digital interpretation.

Author Biographies

Jan Činčera
The author is an associate professor at Masaryk University of Brno (Faculty of social science, Department of environmental studies). He focuses on theory, methodics and evaluation of environmental education and education for sustainable development. He cooperates with environmental education centres as a programme evaluator and consultant.
Michal Medek
Ústav pro interpretaci místního dědictví ČR
Miroslav Lupač
Agentura Koniklec

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Published
05. 04. 2018
How to Cite
Činčera, J., Medek, M., & Lupač, M. (2018). Evaluation of the quality of outdoor digital interpretation of natural heritage. Envigogika, 13(1). https://doi.org/10.14712/18023061.560
Section
Reviewed Papers