Reflections, lessons learnt and conclusions

Mackay, Louise, Martin, David, Rees, Philip and Durham, Helen (2008) Reflections, lessons learnt and conclusions. In, Rees, Philip, MacKay, Louise, Martin, David and Durham, Helen (eds.) E-Learning for Geographers: Online Materials, Resources, and Repositories. Hershey, USA, Information Science Reference, 236-243.


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In this book we have illustrated the materials, software, and experience of developing and delivering geography e-learning courses and learning activities. In Chapter XIV we summarise how the teaching of a variety of geography topics has benefited from the following set of activities: creating media-rich online materials that take full advantage of linking to digital libraries; developing and adapting online, collaborative, and design software; and internationalizing materials through geography teachers in different countries working together. We take a moment to reflect on the experience of material development and the prospects for facilitating exchange of resources and student access. We provide advice to the aspiring geography e-tutor and describe how to access the wealth of materials that have been introduced in the preceding chapters. We then explain how the materials created will continue to be relevant beyond this book. We envisage that teachers, including ourselves, will download and then adapt the materials, borrowing content, techniques for presentation, or learning style. There will be an ongoing process of teaching and review that incorporates tutor and student feedback. The material, its delivery, and its style will not remain static but we hope new developments will be shared via learning repositories. It is important to sustain good online resources. This can be achieved by readers updating the geography e-learning materials and depositing improved versions in the new UK academic learning material repository Jorum.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBNs: 1599049805 (hardback)
9781599049809 (hardback)
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Keywords: e-learning, reuse, repositiories, sharing, exchange, maintenance
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Geography > Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis
ePrint ID: 65044
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
October 2008Published
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2009
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:50

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