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Focus on Fieldwork –                           Student use, uptake &                                feedback              ...
Students who use                            Smart Devices • Undergraduate and masters students • UK, Spain, Italy, USA • N...
Netbooks • "Convenient, small device to travel with" • "Easy to tabulate results and present findings" • "Able to backup w...
LiveScribe Pens      • Easy dictionary tool      • "Made synthesising notes easier"      • "Got key quotes for our present...
General iPad2 Use     • Easier data collection and instant       data processing     • "Collating, analysing and       pre...
Camera, audio &                               video    • Photographs used as a reflective      tool    • Simple to take ph...
Protecting                           Technology      • Protected against most accidents      • Weather-protected      • Gl...
Apps      • Dropbox      • GPS Log, GeoSpike &        CityMaps2Go      • PollDaddy      • Twitter      • Skitch & Splice  ...
Tentative Issues      • Risk - dependent on device ownership, location, activity,        personal risk      • Web access  ...
Do students want                                BYOD?       • Buying their own iPads       • As long as apps were availabl...
The Future...?Friday, 15 February 2013
Tablets as field note books and                    Personal Learning Environments                                    Brian...
Personalised learning?                           in personal learning spaces?                                     How do w...
And for learners:                ‘Everyone should be able to participate and                 control their own learning pr...
Identities: preferences, needs motivations.                                   Competencies: skills knowledge, abilities   ...
Friday, 15 February 2013
Educational Spaces                                                       Personal                                         ...
Computers in Fieldwork –       Lyngen Alps, North Norway, 1984         Apple IIe + HDD + CRT Screen +         generator+ p...
as Personal Learning                Tablets    Environments for students (and                           fieldworkers in ge...
Notebooks in the field• Can they displace (water-resistant) paper notebooks?• What basic apps do you need?• What extra app...
iPad use and usage….            And it does not have to            be internet connectedFriday, 15 February 2013
Demonstration:                textbooks etcFriday, 15 February 2013
Demonstration:                textbooks etcFriday, 15 February 2013
Geologically-useful apps                                                   basemap                                        ...
Aids to field sketching      Always a problem with students      Sketching helps observation       - photos alone are poor...
Geologically-useful apps       Camera    used for a field        photo        can be     exported to a    notebook app    ...
Notebooks with audioFriday, 15 February 2013
Geologically-useful apps                               Galileo Map + SkitchFriday, 15 February 2013
Geologically-useful apps   GeoID                LambertFriday, 15 February 2013
Geologically-useful apps   GeoID                LambertFriday, 15 February 2013
Geologically-useful apps                                  add-onsFriday, 15 February 2013
Other useful bits                           • Add a microphone (‘desk’; lapel/lavalier)                           • Add a ...
Aiding student accessibility                           • Easier note taking                           • Voice recognition ...
Disruptive* Devices?                           Disruptive Technology?                           Disruptive Innovation?    ...
Yes, iPads work well in the field     They can be personalised,     associated with specific tasks     and do the job bett...
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  1. 1. Focus on Fieldwork – Student use, uptake & feedback #MELSIGFriday, 15 February 2013
  2. 2. Students who use Smart Devices • Undergraduate and masters students • UK, Spain, Italy, USA • Netbooks, Servers, LiveScribe Pens, iPad2s, BYOD • Camera, audio, video, GPS • Dropbox, GPS Log, GeoSpike, Skitch, Splice, browsersFriday, 15 February 2013
  3. 3. Netbooks • "Convenient, small device to travel with" • "Easy to tabulate results and present findings" • "Able to backup work" • Resource gathering for presentations • Used for Internet, ARCGIS, spreadsheets, PDFs• Disliked software choice - Open Office• Disliked sharing the devicesFriday, 15 February 2013
  4. 4. LiveScribe Pens • Easy dictionary tool • "Made synthesising notes easier" • "Got key quotes for our presentation by referring back to the pen" • An inexpensive tool students may decide to purchase for note-taking in lectures or interviewsFriday, 15 February 2013
  5. 5. General iPad2 Use • Easier data collection and instant data processing • "Collating, analysing and presenting data was more convenient and appealing" • "Easier to use than expected" • "Really useful for annotating maps and photos" • "Over the week I got used to using the iPad at every chance and it enhanced my learning and skills"Friday, 15 February 2013
  6. 6. Camera, audio & video • Photographs used as a reflective tool • Simple to take photos, record audio and display data • Easy to add data to a video • Splice was an easy app to create videos with • Difficult to access camera with Griffin Survivor cases onFriday, 15 February 2013
  7. 7. Protecting Technology • Protected against most accidents • Weather-protected • Glare from screen • Access to camera • Added weightFriday, 15 February 2013
  8. 8. Apps • Dropbox • GPS Log, GeoSpike & CityMaps2Go • PollDaddy • Twitter • Skitch & Splice • Pages, numbers & keynotesFriday, 15 February 2013
  9. 9. Tentative Issues • Risk - dependent on device ownership, location, activity, personal risk • Web access • Unfamiliarity • Need for a back-up plan - light interference, risk, weather, malfunction • Overuse of technology • DistractionFriday, 15 February 2013
  10. 10. Do students want BYOD? • Buying their own iPads • As long as apps were available • Set up in advance • Students already using their own devices • Own device is "easier to handle" • Limitations/availability of devices • Distraction - a personalised device • RiskFriday, 15 February 2013
  11. 11. The Future...?Friday, 15 February 2013
  12. 12. Tablets as field note books and Personal Learning Environments Brian Whalley b.whalley@sheffield.ac.uk Vicky Powell v.powell@chester.ac.uk Derek France, Chester University Julian Park, Reading University An HEA-Funded project Alice Mauchline, Reading University Katharine Welsh, Chester UniversityFriday, 15 February 2013
  13. 13. Personalised learning? in personal learning spaces? How do we personalise? and in what learning spaces?Friday, 15 February 2013
  14. 14. And for learners: ‘Everyone should be able to participate and control their own learning process’ (Knowles, 1987) How can we use ‘tablet’ computers to help? We think of pervasive computing as a move from an interaction between an individual and a single device to an abundance of networked mobile and embedded computing devices that individuals and groups use across a variety of tasks and places (Dryer et al., 1999)Friday, 15 February 2013
  15. 15. Identities: preferences, needs motivations. Competencies: skills knowledge, abilities Roles; Approaches and modes of participating Learners Learning Specific interaction of learners with other people, using specific tools and resources, Learning Environment oriented towards specific outcomes Outcomes Tools, resources, artefacts affordances of the physical Learning activity New Knowledge, skills and abilities. Evidence of and virtual environment for This and/or artefacts of the learning learning processAn outline for a learning activity,HelenBeetham 2007 Others Other people involved and the specific role they play in the interactions, e.g. support, mediate, change, guideFriday, 15 February 2013
  16. 16. Friday, 15 February 2013
  17. 17. Educational Spaces Personal space Other Personal In the field Team space Trip Field PLE Student Rich Internet information Applications environmen Knowledge Student + Computer (desktop, … lab, home, library …. laptop, ‘netbook’)Friday, 15 February 2013
  18. 18. Computers in Fieldwork – Lyngen Alps, North Norway, 1984 Apple IIe + HDD + CRT Screen + generator+ people to carry themFriday, 15 February 2013
  19. 19. as Personal Learning Tablets Environments for students (and fieldworkers in general)Friday, 15 February 2013
  20. 20. Notebooks in the field• Can they displace (water-resistant) paper notebooks?• What basic apps do you need?• What extra apps can provide• Can tablets support disabilities - and make things easier in general?• Can you use tablets anywhere?• Challenge me, what do you want e-field notebooks to do?Friday, 15 February 2013
  21. 21. iPad use and usage…. And it does not have to be internet connectedFriday, 15 February 2013
  22. 22. Demonstration: textbooks etcFriday, 15 February 2013
  23. 23. Demonstration: textbooks etcFriday, 15 February 2013
  24. 24. Geologically-useful apps basemap photographed by Camera, stored in Photos exported to Skitch for annotation (then shared or mailed on)Friday, 15 February 2013
  25. 25. Aids to field sketching Always a problem with students Sketching helps observation - photos alone are poor Apps like Skitch (from Evernote) help observation and scaffold sketching, easily sent to electronic notebook Easy to make observations and records at different scales (Mike De Freitas’ point) Easy to share images with students add images from field microscope (Proscope) Analyse video clips taken with a tablet or smartphone or exterior camera using Coach’s EyeFriday, 15 February 2013
  26. 26. Geologically-useful apps Camera used for a field photo can be exported to a notebook app (Penultimate, Moleskine, AudioNote, Gusto, Notability ) BTW, anybody know what the fish is?Friday, 15 February 2013
  27. 27. Notebooks with audioFriday, 15 February 2013
  28. 28. Geologically-useful apps Galileo Map + SkitchFriday, 15 February 2013
  29. 29. Geologically-useful apps GeoID LambertFriday, 15 February 2013
  30. 30. Geologically-useful apps GeoID LambertFriday, 15 February 2013
  31. 31. Geologically-useful apps add-onsFriday, 15 February 2013
  32. 32. Other useful bits • Add a microphone (‘desk’; lapel/lavalier) • Add a thermometer (iCelsius) • Add a (2-3m) GPS (BadElf) • Camera/video download • Solar Panel for remote fieldwork • Display on TV with HDMI or AppleTV • Extra external memory (Airstash)Friday, 15 February 2013
  33. 33. Aiding student accessibility • Easier note taking • Voice recognition • Field prompts (written, voice) • Sharing data • SigningFriday, 15 February 2013
  34. 34. Disruptive* Devices? Disruptive Technology? Disruptive Innovation? ‘Disrupting Class - How disruptive innovation will change the way the 32 world learns’ Christensen, Horn and Curtis, 2011Friday, 15 February 2013
  35. 35. Yes, iPads work well in the field They can be personalised, associated with specific tasks and do the job better than ‘traditional’ notebooks.Friday, 15 February 2013
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