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Remote fieldwork: Synchronous and asynchronous communication support for fieldworkers. Dr Trevor Collins Knowledge Media Institute. GEES: Geoscience graduates in the 21st century 19th January 2011 – University of Leeds, UK. Tools to support communication. Synchronous

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remote fieldwork synchronous and asynchronous communication support for fieldworkers

Remote fieldwork: Synchronous and asynchronous communication support for fieldworkers

Dr Trevor Collins

Knowledge Media Institute

GEES: Geoscience graduates in the 21st century

19th January 2011 – University of Leeds, UK

tools to support communication
Tools to support communication
  • Synchronous
    • Happening at the same time
    • Examples: instant message chat, photo uploads, video streaming, VoIP phone calls, data sharing...
  • Asynchronous
    • Not happening at the same time
    • Examples: discussion boards, emails, blogs, photo uploads, video uploads, audio podcasts, blogs, wikis...
outline
Outline
  • Introduction
  • Remote fieldwork
    • Approach: Technology enhanced learning
    • Pedagogy: Learning by doing
    • Requirements: Remote fieldwork
    • Technology: Communication using computer networks
    • Examples: Remote access and collaboration
  • Demonstration & discussion
  • Summary and further information
approach tel
Approach: TEL
  • Technology enhanced learning
    • Technology and pedagogy development
      • Pedagogically informed
      • Technologically supported
    • Participatory and iterative development
      • Interdisciplinary teamwork approach
      • Shared common goal to enhance learning
    • Success criteria focused on learning outcomes
pedagogy learning by doing
Pedagogy (Learning by doing)
  • Problem based learning
    • Practical problems
    • Tutor as a facilitator
    • Develop interpretation and reasoning
requirements of remote fieldwork
Requirements of (remote) fieldwork
  • Teaching and learning approaches
    • Cook’s tour (tutor guide)
    • Tutor facilitator (problem based learning)
  • Vicarious fieldwork: Seeing, hearing, feeling... being there
    • Seeing: Photographs and video
    • Hearing: (walkie talkies) VoIP phone calls
    • Feeling: Samples (and a hand lense)
technology computer networks
Technology: Computer networks
  • Local (nearby) access
    • Local area network
      • Ethernet cable
      • Wireless (802.11x WiFi)
    • Benefits
      • Under your control
      • Relatively good bandwidth (i.e. volume) and low latency (i.e. delays)
    • Challenges
      • Time to set up and take down
  • Internet (distant) access
    • Backhaul internet link
      • Broadband (e.g. home)
      • Mobile broadband (e.g. phone)
      • Satellite (i.e. BGAN terminal)
    • Benefits
      • Global access
    • Challenges
      • Dependant on network providers
      • Relatively limited bandwidth and latency (further to travel)
enabling remote activity project
Enabling Remote Activity project
  • Remote access to geology fieldwork for mobility impaired students
purpose remote access
Purpose: Remote access
  • Access to difficult to reach locations
    • Accessibility: spectrum of approaches (Healey, Jenkins, Leach and Roberts, 2001)

Adjusting fieldtrips / destinations

Modifying practices

Offering alternatives - surrogates / virtual fieldtrips

Adjusting objectives / outcomes

inclusive curriculum

exclusive curriculum

out there and in here project
Out There and In Here project
  • Remote collaboration between field and lab students
purpose remote collaboration
Purpose: Remote collaboration
  • Collaboration between individuals or groups
    • Separate locations ~ distinct resources and roles
      • Examples
        • Field area groups pooling data and synthesising shared findings
        • Field and lab students using lab or library resources to help interpret and inform field exploration
    • Encourage task focus, communication and reflection
      • Responsibility to share findings and conclusions
demonstration and discussion
Demonstration and discussion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2baM2JUEI8M

Howick Haven (August 2009)

summary
Summary
  • Remote access for additional fieldwork experiences
    • Access to difficult to reach locations
    • Collaboration opportunities with other groups
  • So what? added value ~ shared activity artefacts
    • Local (nearby) or internet (distant) communication
      • Sharing electronic resources
      • Data collection, processing and presentation
      • Progress monitoring and orchestration
further information
Further information
  • Enabling Remote Activity project
    • http://projects.kmi.open.ac.uk/era
  • Out There and In Here project
    • http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/otih
  • The JISC toolshed
    • http://ie-repository.jisc.ac.uk/450
  • ERA (VoWLAN) technical report
    • http://projects.kmi.open.ac.uk/era/vowlan/report
  • Trevor Collins (email t.d.collins@open.ac.uk)