"Teaching is about creating those moments where the world suddenly makes a little bit more sense." 

Dr Ben Hanson, Department of Mechanical Engineering 


Object-based learning at the Grant Museum

How to use objects in teaching

Expert curators at UCL have created a wide range of ready-made projects, from analysing pigments in paintings to evaluating cutting edge digital resources, and they are keen to develop customised sessions for departments to give more access to the collections.

Object-based learning resources at UCL include:

  • Museum visits
  • Loan boxes
  • Museums Moodle
  • UCL Museums Moodle-Adlib interface. This is a new function in Moodle that allows lecturers to pull in objects and their descriptions from the museum catalogues to use as information and create activities for their students. It's due to go live in 2011.
ZooMoodle images

To get an idea of how Moodle can be used to create web books and other valuable teaching resources, take a look at ZooMoodle. The Learning Technology Support Service team can provide technical support to develop these sorts of Moodle-based resources.

For more practical advice, take a look at the excellent videos produced by the Museums and Collections team about using objects in teaching. 

Find out more about what is available from the Museums & Collections website, or contact Leonie Hannan, Teaching Fellow in Object-based Learning at UCL.

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