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Enhancing Fieldwork Learning with Technology: Practitioner's Perspectives

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Journal of Geography in Higher Education Volume 37, Number 3, ISSN 0309-8265


This research paper reports the findings from an international survey of fieldwork practitioners on their use of technology to enhance fieldwork teaching and learning. It was found that there was high information technology usage before and after time in the field, but some were also using portable devices such as smartphones and global positioning system whilst out in the field. The main pedagogic reasons cited for the use of technology were the need for efficient data processing and to develop students' technological skills. The influencing factors and barriers to the use of technology as well as the importance of emerging technologies are discussed.


Welsh, K.E., Mauchline, A.L., Park, J.R., Whalley, W.B. & France, D. (2013). Enhancing Fieldwork Learning with Technology: Practitioner's Perspectives. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 37(3), 399-415. Retrieved April 7, 2020 from .

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