Exhibit is an object used during an organized form of presentation. Exhibits may be used for commercial functions (fairs) or educational (museums, galleries). The educational value of the exhibit is to provide the opportunity to get acquainted with a rare subject.
Worth to know
- Exhibits allow a person to experience the way something works, its structure, notice its depth, feel its smell, etc. Sometimes a person can only understand the way a device or a law (e.g. of physics) works, or see the beauty of an artifact and truly immerse themselves into it by having it in front of them in the form of an exhibit.
- Using the exhibit during the L&D process is giving the learners a possibility to have contact with something unique, and important. The uniqueness of exhibits can be used to build a feeling of the importance and exceptionality of the training course.
- Exhibits strengthen the message and the ability to remember it through their limited accessibility - holding the first unit of a new product gives the learning process participant a feeling of importance and distinction, which makes it an important event for them.
- Exhibits can be a sign of a broader idea or concept, which is pivotal to the development process e.g. an hourglass in training courses about time management. They can be humorous or metaphorical references that are only understandable to the participants.
- Getting different kinds of artifacts is getting easier thanks to 3D printers being able to make models, mock-ups, and objects that can visually show objects in 3D, whereas until now the only way to show something was to describe it or draw it.
- More and more often there are virtual exhibits available online. While they do not have the same impact as the real experience, they can be used to get to know a particular place, artifact, or object much better.