Interdisciplinary Learning through a Student-Developed Virtual Museum

Wednesday, March 28 | 9:30AM–10:15AM ET | Room 555
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
Achieving authentic interdisciplinary student learning is an increasingly valued outcome in higher education, yet teaching students to truly integrate learning from multiple disciplines is a tremendous challenge. This session will demonstrate how students can demonstrate how they make meaning from several disciplines and multiple sources of knowledge (e.g., historical texts, mathematics problems, music, experiential learning) through building a virtual museum using digital portfolio platforms. Students' creative control allows them to identify and articulate connections that would otherwise be missed if presented in written work or in PowerPoint-style presentations. Examples of student work will be given.

Outcomes: Develop ideas for integrating material from different disciplines and sources * Identify ways students can creatively present authentic interdisciplinary learning * Learn a new way a digital portfolio can be a valuable tool for demonstrating student learning


  • Bill Nancarrow