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Title: Mobile learning in a human geography field course
Authors: Jarvis, Claire
Tate, Nicholas
Dickie, Jennifer
Brown, Gavin
First Published: 29-Apr-2015
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge) for National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE)
Citation: Journal of Geography
Abstract: This paper reports on reusable mobile digital learning resources designed to assist human geography undergraduate students in exploring the geographies of life in Dublin. Developing active learning that goes beyond data collection to encourage observation and thinking in the field is important. Achieving this in the context of large class sizes presents several challenges. Combining in-situ learning with spatially-accurate historical and contemporary multimedia, we developed a set of location-aware digital mobile tools or ‘mediascapes’. We explore how scaffolding can be achieved in such a context, focusing on the development of students’ observational, enquiry and thinking skills in the field.
DOI Link: 10.1080/00221341.2015.1026373
ISSN: 0022-1341
eISSN: 1752-6868
Links: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00221341.2015.1026373
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/32345
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Archived with reference to SHERPA/RoMEO and publisher website. The Version of Record of this manuscript has been published and is available in Journal of Geography 29 Apr 2015 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00221341.2015.1026373
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