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TOUR350 Special Topic: Heritage Interpretation in the Digital Age

Use web-based and mobile digital interpretive platforms to identify and interpret natural and cultural heritage tourism attractions. Focus on knowledge mobilisation by the creation of digital heritage tour or guide.

Paper title Special Topic: Heritage Interpretation in the Digital Age
Paper code TOUR350
Subject Tourism
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Summer School (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $912.00
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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54 points at 200-level
Schedule C

Teaching staff

Professor David Brown, Brock University


Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised

Information literacy, Critical thinking, Communication, Teamwork, Environmental literacy, Cultural understanding, Global perspective.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will:

  1. Identify, describe and evaluate a cogent thematic framework for a digital interpretive guide or tour on a tourism or heritage theme.
  2. Relate theoretical principles of heritage interpretation (traditional and digital) to a real-world tourism / heritage destination.
  3. Master tourism-relevant digital skills and technologies.
  4. Critically evaluate interpretive assets and tools.
  5. Develop an engaging and effective digital interpretive tour or guide experience with a cogent theme.

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Summer School

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Tuesday 09:00-11:50 2-7
Friday 09:00-11:50 2-7