Mike Murawski’s question How can museums begin to more closely connect with in-school and out-of-school digital literacy practices, tapping the tools of the digital age as well as the elements of making, connecting, and experimenting that create powerful possibilities for learning? (see his article here https://artmuseumteaching.com/tag/connected-learning/ ) is exactly the challenge we faced on a number of occasions trying to motivate our learners to engage with the art displayed in museums and galleries.
We found out that the most effective way is to encourage explorations which can be freely planned by the students, still driven by some digital production tasks. In brief, we first set a challenge, e.g.: Your task is to create a PREZI on this exhibition but it is up to you to choose the focus. It can be going deeper into a theme featured in the exhibition, enter into a dialogue with an object or map the place to make it relevant to you. Then a digital elaboration of the content is an important part of the learning – group work encourages peer collaboration which can result in a meaningful production, often with an artistic value itself. See an example result of such a scenario: http://foodoncanvas.eu/in-search-of-food-on-canvas-national-museum-in-krakow/