Use of Mobile Devices for Spatially-Cognizant and Collaborative Fieldwork in Geography
RIGEO Volume 2, Number 3,
Fieldwork is an essential component in Geography education. Learning through research in Geography involves generating substantial data and data manipulation. In order to make geographical inquiry a worthwhile learning experience, researchers require a seamless system that allows data collection and analysis without being distracted by the multiple methods and equipment used. NIEmGeo is a mobile application that is developed with an aim to support integrative geographic learning, both during fieldwork and during subsequent data analysis. The system has been used successfully by more than 100 students in several undergraduate courses. The paper discusses the salient features of the application, analyses the usage of field researchers, and discusses the viability of the application as a field and post-field support system for field-based learning in Geography. Some observed limitations and future research directions are also discussed.
Chatterjea, K. (2012). Use of Mobile Devices for Spatially-Cognizant and Collaborative Fieldwork in Geography. Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2(3), 303-325.