MApping: integrating mobile technology into geography fieldwork learning and teaching

MApping: integrating mobile technology into geography fieldwork learning and teaching

Who is your project team? Naomi Holmes and Adel Gordon

How much funding did you receive? £3,000

What is your project: Using mobile technologies in geography field work learning and teaching. The focus of the project was to use an iPad mini to collect data for a Habitat Survey assignment based at Delapre, Northampton.

Do you have any outcomes you can report? There was successful use of the iPad mini in ENV2123 for the Habitat Survey assignment. Students used the apps Fieldtrip GB and Skitch to collect data in the field.

Also used in other modules to facilitate learning including:
  • Producing group presentations on ‘Citizen Science’
  • Making iMovie trailers on ‘Conservation Biogeography’
  • Working in small groups to research and present a research proposal
Various apps were used by the students and Apple TV was used to allow the students to present their work immediately in class. Students engaged well with the technology. They enjoyed the sessions and welcomed the opportunity to use creative learning techniques.

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