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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 pp. 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.

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Published date: October 2008
Keywords: e-learning, reuse, repositiories, sharing, exchange, maintenance


Local EPrints ID: 65044
ISBN: 1599049805
PURE UUID: 44b7c795-51f5-4f86-b401-30a159275bb4
ORCID for David Martin: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 29 Jan 2009
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:10

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Author: Louise Mackay
Author: David Martin ORCID iD
Author: Philip Rees
Author: Helen Durham
Editor: Philip Rees
Editor: Louise MacKay
Editor: David Martin
Editor: Helen Durham

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