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Enhancing fieldwork learning with technology: practitioner's perspectives

Welsh, K. E., Mauchline, A. L. ORCID:, Park, J. R. ORCID:, Whalley, W. B. and France, D. (2013) Enhancing fieldwork learning with technology: practitioner's perspectives. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 37 (3). pp. 399-415. ISSN 1466-1845

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1080/03098265.2013.792042


This research paper reports the findings from an international survey of fieldwork practitioners on their use of technology to enhance fieldwork teaching and learning. It was found that there was high information technology usage before and after time in the field, but some were also using portable devices such as smartphones and global positioning system whilst out in the field. The main pedagogic reasons cited for the use of technology were the need for efficient data processing and to develop students' technological skills. The influencing factors and barriers to the use of technology as well as the importance of emerging technologies are discussed.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Department of Sustainable Land Management > Centre for Agri-environmental Research (CAER)
ID Code:32449
Publisher:Taylor & Francis

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