Database: Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
||Virtual Fieldwork in Geography
||George Dardis, Rob Kitchin and Nick Tate
||School of Geosciences, The Queen's University of Belfast, BT7 1NN
||+44 (0)1232 245133
||+44 (0)1232 321280
Fieldwork remains a problem in terms of accessibility to many students, either because of physical disability or cost. The World-Wide Web provides a medium which allows increasing access to remote sites and areas, and to areas which are otherwise inaccessible (e.g. institutions, factories, extra-terrestrial surfaces, etc.). Web-based virtual course materials are still at a rudimentary stage but they are changing rapidly. Here we provide URLs for a range of web sites which provide access to varying degrees.
Relevant Web Sites:
- CTICG (Computers in Teaching Initiative Centre for Geography). Lists a very wide range of virtual courses and fieldtrips world-wide.
- The Virtual Geography Department. At the University of Texas at Austin includes details of Virtual Geography Workshop and some sample modules (e.g. Workshop Space: A Case Study in Urbanization and Environment; K.E. Foote and S. Crum). This site also includes a world list of virtual fieldtrips (under construction) and a subject list of virtual fieldtrips
- Citynet web-site, good for general information on cities world-wide.
- Association of Polish Geomorphologists site which has an evolving Virtual geomorphology book.
- A Virtual Cave site.
- Kitchin, R. & Sykes, L. (1995) Invisible geography on the internet, Geographical Magazine, November, 22-24
World-Wide Web (WWW)
can be used to search for specific topics
Page created 3 February 1997
Abstracts are also listed by Originator
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