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Integrating flexible e-learning and mobile technologies in geography

CLAD, LDU (2007) Integrating flexible e-learning and mobile technologies in geography. Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This project is aimed at developing students’ key skills relating to fundamental approaches to geographical enquiry by embedding the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and mobile technologies into students’ course of study.

The use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and mobile technologies in the work place has increased significantly in recent years; hence, there is a pressing need to develop courses that embed this new technology and enhance graduates’ skills base (Naismith, 2005). After 1 year, the aim was to have a fully functioning Level 1 10 credit module comprising 2 new projects employing mobile technologies and delivered via a WebCT platform together with the adaptation of a third project for delivery by WebCT. The module aims to use a flexible, student-centred approach along with groupwork to develop key subject-specific and transferable skills. The project mapped directly onto this School’s learning and teaching strategy which places emphasis on responding in a timely and effective way to changes in disciplinary, educational, technological and professional environments and to producing graduates with high quality transferable skills so as to be effective participants in their post-university careers.

Type of Work:Monograph (Project Report)
School/Faculty:Schools (1998 to 2008) > School of Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences
Department:School of Geography Earth and Environmental Sciences
Additional Information:

The original papers that comprise this project are stored at Centre for Learning and Academic Development (CLAD), University of Birmingham. Please contact CLAD using the email address cladprojects@contacts.bham.ac.uk for any further information.
This project is linked to http://epapers.bham.ac.uk/1564/

Series/Collection Name:Education Enhancement Projects
Keywords:flexible e-learning, mobile technologies,geography geographical enquiry, transferable skills, WebCT, groupwork, Geographical Information Systems, GIS, Leap, ivle,vle, learner enhancement,
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Funders:LDU LEaP
Copyright Status:This project report is copyright of the author and the University of Birmingham. Any use made of information contained in this project must be acknowledged. Further distribution or reproduction in any format is prohibited without the permission of the copyright holder.
Copyright Holders:University of Birmingham
ID Code:1579

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