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1 Virtual Field Course Kate Moore University of Leicester

2 Relating the real and the virtual

3 Structure of a Virtual Field Course Pedagogy Data Technology Field work

4 Fieldwork Education & Technology IT integrated into project work Preparation Data collection Analysis Presentation VFC objective to provide software for interactive visual exploration of spatially referenced information

5 Visualization for learning Comparison and observation key objectives of fieldwork – multiple representations Computer technology allows interaction with models of reality and provides adaptive feedback (Laurillard, 1997) - active participation Visual thinking – process of knowledge acquisition (McEachren, 1994)

6 Student feedback Focus for days work Enhanced projects Amount of information (secondary data) Ability to compare data (primary data) Seeing what you have achieved that day (immediacy) Enables us to see patterns and changes in relationships (visualization)

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8 panoraMap software by Jason Dykes


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