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1 Fieldwork Education and Technology (FEeT) Project Group Questionnaire Preliminary results:- Derek France Department of Geography

2 A survey of the usage of C&IT in Fieldwork Postal Survey: - Sent to all Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences departments in March 2002 Response rate:- 203 surveys 43 returns ~20% Purpose: - Aims to understand the relationship between C& IT and Fieldwork How is C&IT used? Snap Shoot of a typical module with substantial fieldwork 57% of the returned modules were fieldwork only modules Weighting: - of C& IT at different stages of the field course module, where 0 = no usage and 5 = high usage PreDuringPost Average 1.9 1.42.6

3 Characteristics of the sample

4 Usage of Hardware Devices in relation to Fieldwork

5 Usage of Software Applications in relation to Fieldwork

6 Benefits :- for student learning using C&IT with Fieldwork - some common responses Lots of background information can be provided Students aware of the transferable skills Heightened awareness Confidence to students Students become familiar with handling large data sets

7 Drawbacks :- for student learning using C&IT with Fieldwork - some common responses Use of technology may distract students from central purpose Hardware / software problems produce significant disillusionment Substitution of IT over thinking Problems in transporting field equipment to field areas Cost


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