E-archaeology.org is aimed at presenting a procedure of organizing and conducting distance learning in archaeology based upon experience in implementing the Archaeological Heritage in Contemporary Europe training programme. It also serves as an access point to the E-archaeology Content Repository which contains SCORM conformant multimedia and interactive didactic content in the field of archaeological heritage protection and management.
Methodology and e-learning content were elaborated within two Leonardo da Vinci projects. In the first project: “E-learning as a tool of knowledge transfer in the field of the protection and management of archaeological heritage” (2007-2009), methodology and the content for training programme Archaeological Heritage in Contemporary Europe were created. In the second project “Vocational training system in archaeological heritage based upon e-learning resources” (2010-2012), the content was expanded and supplemented and the methodology of building and using content repositories in archaeology was elaborated.
Solutions implemented in the Archaeological Heritage in Contemporary Europe training programme can serve a model for launching any distance learning in archaeology and more general in the humanities. Detailed presentation of tools and methods used in its production, can help in understanding the process of designing and implementing e-learning distance courses.
Due to its flexibility, methodology of distance learning presented here can be applied both at the university level as well as in lifelong learning.
Except for its methodological component, the Archaeological Heritage in Contemporary Europe training programme can also be seen as an example of a high quality didactic material in the field of protection and management of archaeological heritage. The content stored in the E-archaeology Content Repository may be downloaded and used in teaching in the field of the protection and management of archaeological heritage.