Gordana V. Stojić

The computer mediated communication and the development of the Internet have both changed the ways of creating and spreading cultural contents as well as of acquiring knowledge about culture and tradition. In the teaching of the disciplines aiming at acquiring knowledge about cultural heritage (world, national and local), the application of digitized contents enables the students, in the ways familiar to them, to get acquainted with different cultural goods, importance of tradition and forms of interpenetration of the traditional and the modern.

The paper’s aim is to examine possibilities and challenges of applying the Internet contents to the realization of teaching related to cultural heritage. For efficient applying of new technologies, it has to be kept in mind the characteristics of learning in a digital environment, advantages and disadvantages of such learning as well as capabilities and interests of the students.

The paper is based on a survey of theoretical papers, results of empirical research projects and primary experience of teachers. In the first part of the paper advantages from applying digitized contents in the teaching cultural heritage are listed. The second part points out specific challenges that the teacher can face in preparing this kind of teaching. Finally, long-term advantages of such teaching are drawn attention to.

Key words. Cultural Heritage, Tradition, Internet, Digitization, Teaching, Students.

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About the Author:
Stojić Gordana V. – Dr. of Sociological Sciences, Docent at the Department of Sociology of Faculty of Philosophy, University of Niš (Serbia) Address: Ćirila i Metodija 2, 18 000 Niš, Srbija.
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Fields of interest: sociological theory, sociology of social changes, information society, sociology of labor.