‘ Technology Enhanced and Field Based L earning ’. Prof. Derek France Dept of Geography & Development Studies ( [email protected] ). New To Teaching in GEES Workshop : University of Birmingham, December 2012. Ice breaker…. Form a line up for all workshop participants ..
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‘Technology Enhanced and Field Based Learning’
Prof. Derek France
Dept of Geography & Development Studies
New To Teaching in GEES Workshop:
University of Birmingham, December 2012
Objectives of Workshop
Software that supports group interaction
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Learner Generated Video Podcasts and Digital Stories
Lights, Camera, Action!
A Framework for Developing Podcast Content
Integrated with VLE
Temperate (Immediacy, Alive)
Short (10 minutes or less)
Informal (Conversation, Discussion)
Large Student Cohorts
Small Groups of Students
Lights, Camera, Action!
(Impala project, 2007)
Models of Podcasting
teaching & learning
podcast based on
podcast to address
Guidance & tips
N = 90
Nature and content of the feedback
Record the video sequence using digital cameras to cut down post production editing
Back at University compile podcast and share on the VLE
Wakefield and France (2010)
Digital Stories / Video Podcasting
Further sources of information
Aspects of Fieldwork Learning
Using geomeasure app to calculate the shortest distance by road from the University rail station to The Clock Tower, the area around Edgbaston Park,Work in small groups for 5 mins plus verbal feedback
Results of International Practitioners Survey 2011:
What are the barriers to using technology in fieldwork?
Lack of time to implement new technology
Cost of technology/limited resources
Limited staff/student technology skills
Why was this technology introduced?
Increase speed and volume of data collection
To enable students to begin analysis during field trip
Improve digital literacy of students
Using iPads for sketching
Open the skitch app….and select either a photo from the camera role or take a new photograph. Using the selected photo, add appropriate labels and annotations of your choice.
5 mins plus verbal feedback
In groups discuss the benefits and challenges of the practicalities of using iPads in teaching sessions, Time – 5 minutes
Opportunities for Change
France and Wakefield (2011)Digital storytelling
Netskills (2011)Using QR codes to add layers of information to locations
Scott et al. (2009)Virtual Field Guide
Jarvis & Dickie (2010)Video podcasting of field methods
Cremona et al. (2011)Using shared spreadsheets
on Smartphones & Tablets
Welsh et al. (2012)Geotagging photographs
Welsh & France (2012)Smartphones and fieldwork