iPad use in Fieldwork: Formal and informal use to enhance pedagogic practice in a Bring Your Own Technology world.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/612313
Title:
iPad use in Fieldwork: Formal and informal use to enhance pedagogic practice in a Bring Your Own Technology world.
Authors:
Whalley, W. Brian; France, Derek; Mauchline, Alice; Welsh, Katharine E. ( 0000-0002-6266-0640 ) ; Park, Julian R.
Abstract:
We report on use of iPads (and other IOS devices) for student fieldwork use and as electronic field notebooks. We have used questionnaires and interviews of tutors and students to elicit their views on technology and iPad use for fieldwork. There is some reluctance for academic staff to relinquish paper notebooks for iPad use, whether in the classroom or on fieldwork. Students too are largely unaware of the potential of iPads for enhancing fieldwork. Apps can be configured for a wide variety of specific uses that make iPads useful for educational as well as social uses. Such abilities should be used to enhance existing practice as well as make new functionality. For example, for disabled students who find it difficult to use conventional note taking iPads can be used to develop student self-directed learning and for group contributions. The technology becomes part of the students’ personal learning environments as well as at the heart of their knowledge spaces – academic and social. This blurring of boundaries is due to iPads’ usability to cultivate field use, instruction, assessment and feedback processes. iPads can become field microscopes and entries to citizen science, and we see the iPad as the main ‘computing’ device for students in the near future. As part of Bring Your Own Technology/Device the iPad has much to offer, although both staff and students need to be guided in the most effective use for self-directed education via development of personal learning Environments.
Affiliation:
University of Sheffield; University of Reading; University of Chester
Citation:
Whalley, W. B., France, D., Mauchline, A., Welsh, K., & Park, J. R. (2015). iPad use in Fieldwork: Formal and informal use to enhance pedagogic practice in a Bring Your Own Technology world. In N. Souleles & C. Pillar (Eds.), iPad use in fieldwork: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on the use of iPads in higher education (ihe2014), (pp. 110-125). Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Publisher:
Cambridge Scholars
Publication Date:
Mar-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/612313
Additional Links:
http://centaur.reading.ac.uk/38078/8/ihe_2014_proceedings%20%281%29.pdf
Type:
Book chapter
Language:
en
ISBN:
9781443876261
Appears in Collections:
Geography and Development Studies

Full metadata record

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dc.contributor.authorWhalley, W. Brianen
dc.contributor.authorFrance, Dereken
dc.contributor.authorMauchline, Aliceen
dc.contributor.authorWelsh, Katharine E.en
dc.contributor.authorPark, Julian R.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-09T13:38:06Zen
dc.date.available2016-06-09T13:38:06Zen
dc.date.issued2014-03en
dc.identifier.citationWhalley, W. B., France, D., Mauchline, A., Welsh, K., & Park, J. R. (2015). iPad use in Fieldwork: Formal and informal use to enhance pedagogic practice in a Bring Your Own Technology world. In N. Souleles & C. Pillar (Eds.), iPad use in fieldwork: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on the use of iPads in higher education (ihe2014), (pp. 110-125). Cambridge Scholars Publishing.en
dc.identifier.isbn9781443876261en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/612313en
dc.description.abstractWe report on use of iPads (and other IOS devices) for student fieldwork use and as electronic field notebooks. We have used questionnaires and interviews of tutors and students to elicit their views on technology and iPad use for fieldwork. There is some reluctance for academic staff to relinquish paper notebooks for iPad use, whether in the classroom or on fieldwork. Students too are largely unaware of the potential of iPads for enhancing fieldwork. Apps can be configured for a wide variety of specific uses that make iPads useful for educational as well as social uses. Such abilities should be used to enhance existing practice as well as make new functionality. For example, for disabled students who find it difficult to use conventional note taking iPads can be used to develop student self-directed learning and for group contributions. The technology becomes part of the students’ personal learning environments as well as at the heart of their knowledge spaces – academic and social. This blurring of boundaries is due to iPads’ usability to cultivate field use, instruction, assessment and feedback processes. iPads can become field microscopes and entries to citizen science, and we see the iPad as the main ‘computing’ device for students in the near future. As part of Bring Your Own Technology/Device the iPad has much to offer, although both staff and students need to be guided in the most effective use for self-directed education via development of personal learning Environments.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCambridge Scholarsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://centaur.reading.ac.uk/38078/8/ihe_2014_proceedings%20%281%29.pdfen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/*
dc.subjectiPadsen
dc.subjectBYODen
dc.subjectFieldworken
dc.subjectm-learningen
dc.subjectMobile learningen
dc.subjectTabletsen
dc.subjectGeographyen
dc.titleiPad use in Fieldwork: Formal and informal use to enhance pedagogic practice in a Bring Your Own Technology world.en
dc.typeBook chapteren
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Sheffield; University of Reading; University of Chesteren
dc.date.accepted2000-01-01en
or.grant.openaccessYesen
rioxxterms.funderUnfundeden
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUnfundeden
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