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Outdoor Learning and ICT
Outdoor Learning and ICT
Outdoor Learning and ICT
Outdoor Learning and ICT
Outdoor Learning and ICT
Outdoor Learning and ICT
Outdoor Learning and ICT
Outdoor Learning and ICT
Outdoor Learning and ICT
Outdoor Learning and ICT
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  • 1. Outdoor learning <ul><li>Mart Laanpere, Tallinn University </li></ul>
  • 2. Roadmap <ul><li>Learning environment is changing </li></ul><ul><li>Outdoor learning in Estonia </li></ul><ul><li>Outdoor learning and ICT </li></ul>
  • 3. Defining the learning environment <ul><li>Narrow definition : classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Wider definition : physical and social environment that surrounds a learner, including learning resources, technical equipment, curriculum, fellow learners, teacher (with her implicit learning theories and teaching methods) etc. </li></ul>
  • 4. Learning environment is changing <ul><li>2400 years ago: Socrates banned the books </li></ul><ul><li>500 years ago: learning environment = working environment </li></ul><ul><li>150 years ago: village schools </li></ul><ul><li>100 years ago: learning environment was rationalized/industrialized </li></ul><ul><li>30 years ago: subject-specific classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>10 years ago: virtual learning environment </li></ul>
  • 5. Two trends <ul><li>Back to “authentic learning environment”: real-life tasks, apprenticeship learning, back to the nature </li></ul><ul><li>Forward to technology-enhanced learning environment: learning through collaborative knowledge building, intelligent tutoring systems, simulations, augmented reality </li></ul>
  • 6. Outdoor learning <ul><li>You need whole body to learn </li></ul><ul><li>Different traditions: boy scouts, camp school, health sciences, folklore </li></ul><ul><li>Five pillars of outdoor learning (Mikk Sarv): hand, sense, deed, story, point </li></ul>
  • 7. Outdoor learning environment
  • 8. Virtual learning environment <ul><li>VIKO: viko.opetaja.ee </li></ul><ul><li>KRIHVEL: krihvel.opetaja.ee </li></ul><ul><li>LMS: IVA, Moodle, Blackboard </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Learning Environments: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog: blogger.com, wordpress.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photo album: flickr.com, nagi.ee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Videos: youtube.com, video.www.ee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aggregator: netvibes.com, del.icio.us </li></ul></ul>
  • 9. Combination: M-learning <ul><li>We can use technology for leading kids closer to the nature </li></ul><ul><li>Outdoor learning + technology-enhanced learning = m-learning (m: mobile) </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile technologies: GPS, PDA, Internet, smartphone, mp3-player, digital camera … </li></ul><ul><li>M-learning environment: outdoors and indoors, combining nature and virtual learning environment </li></ul>
  • 10. Experiential learning
  • 11. Examples <ul><li>Environmental detectives: http://education.mit.edu/ar </li></ul><ul><li>Geocaching: geocaching.com, Travel Bug </li></ul><ul><li>eMapps: http://emapps.com </li></ul><ul><li>Garbage Watch: http://web.gc.cuny.edu/dept/case/lsc </li></ul>
  • 12. Examples <ul><li>Knowledge building: mobiled.uiah.fi </li></ul><ul><li>Sound of Water: unesco.uiah.fi/water </li></ul><ul><li>Taggin Tallinn: tt.tlu.ee </li></ul><ul><li>YellowArrow.net: places and meanings </li></ul>

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