Using a web-based resource to prepare students for fieldwork: Evaluationg the dark peak virtual tour

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Abstract

This paper reports on development of a Dark Peak website and its use to prepare first-year geography students for a one-day physical geography field course in the south Pennines. The Virtual Tour (VT) component of the website is the main focus of this paper. Pre- and post-fieldwork evaluations of the first version of the VT by 195 students are presented with the revisions undertaken as a result of this feedback. Recommendations for the design and implementation of virtual fieldwork websites are made. The current version is available at http:// www.art.man.ac.uk/Geog/fieldwork/. © 2005 Taylor & Francis Group Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-240
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Geography in Higher Education
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2005

Keywords

  • Fieldwork preparation
  • Internet
  • Pennines
  • Virtual fieldwork
  • Web-based resources
  • WebCT
  • WWW

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