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Virtual Field Course. Kate Moore University of Leicester http://www.geog.le.ac.uk/mek. Relating the real and the virtual. Pedagogy. Field work. Technology. Data. Structure of a Virtual Field Course. Fieldwork Education & Technology. IT integrated into project work Preparation

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Virtual field course

Virtual Field Course

Kate Moore

University of Leicester

http://www.geog.le.ac.uk/mek


Relating the real and the virtual

Relating the real and the virtual


Structure of a virtual field course

Pedagogy

Field

work

Technology

Data

Structure of a Virtual Field Course


Fieldwork education technology

Fieldwork Education & Technology

  • IT integrated into project work

    • Preparation

    • Data collection

    • Analysis

    • Presentation

  • VFC objective to provide software for interactive visual exploration of spatially referenced information


Visualization for learning

Visualization for learning

  • ‘Comparison’ and ‘observation’ key objectives of fieldwork – multiple representations

  • “Computer technology allows interaction with models of reality and provides adaptive feedback” (Laurillard, 1997) - active participation

  • Visual thinking’ – process of knowledge acquisition (McEachren, 1994)


Student feedback

Student feedback

  • Focus for days work

  • Enhanced projects

  • “Amount of information” (secondary data)

  • “Ability to compare data” (primary data)

  • “Seeing what you have achieved that day” (immediacy)

  • “Enables us to see patterns and changes in relationships” (visualization)


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