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Welcome to the blog of the Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences at the University of Northampton. This will keep you up to date with both student and staff activities.

The Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences includes staff with interests in biological sciences, conservation, ecology, environmental sciences, environmental statistics, geography and waste management. We offer a range of degree programmes and have a number of postgraduate research students. For more information about studying with us please visit http://www.northampton.ac.uk/.

Friday, 13 June 2014

MApping: integrating mobile technology into geography fieldwork learning and teaching

Naomi Holmes (Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences) and Adel Gordon (Learning Technology Team) have been working on a small project with the aim of 'enhancing the student experience through the integration of mobile technology into geography fieldwork teaching and learning'. The project, which was funded by the University of Northampton Innovation Fund, involved using iPad minis to collect habitat survey data. Students used the Fieldtrip GB app (http://fieldtripgb.blogs.edina.ac.uk/) to collect data which they then used for an assignment.  The iPad minis also proved popular when used in class in a number of other modules. Students worked in groups to create iMovie trailers and group presentations which were then presented via Apple TV.

The project was disseminated at the University of Northampton Innovation Fund Event in June 2014.