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Open and online education for excursions

Our project ‘Naar Buiten’ (‘Let’s go outside’) starts next month. In this project, we will use online / digital maps and other educational resources on tablets in the field. The aim is to improve excursions and make field-activities possible for students to carry-out without a teacher present. Mobile learning is key in teaching Geosciences, and with this project we will develop an educational design to use available mobile technology for teaching outside the campus.

This project is partly financed by the ministry of OCW, via the SURF organisation. See their press-release. Interview from out faculty (in Dutch): Online naar buiten.

A short overview of the project is available below (in Dutch):

https://www.slideshare.net/secret/IJz8cjDFXypZG4