Updates

Student Led Technology Assisted Field Trips: Challenges, prospects, and best practices

April 1, 2016

  Presentation Given At: American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting 2016   Presenters: Dr. Loch Brown, Dr. Arthur “Gill” Green, Dr. Derek Turner   Date Presented: March 31, 2016   Link: http://meridian.aag.org/callforpapers/program/AbstractDetail.cfm?AbstractID=73008   Abstract: Field trips have long been recognized as an effective way for students from a range of disciplines to gain hands-on experience in […]

The Pedagogy of Open Science: Impacts of the ‘Open Turn’ on Geographic Research, Teaching, and Learning

  Presentation Given At: American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting 2016   Presenters: Dr. Arthur “Gill” Green, Dr. Sally Hermansen, Dr. Loch Brown, Dr. Derek Turner,   Date Presented: March 30, 2016   Link: http://meridian.aag.org/callforpapers/program/AbstractDetail.cfm?AbstractID=74903   Abstract: The open science movement responds to an urgent need to rethink the production and dissemination of scientific research in […]

Where in the World is Geographic Education? An examination of the spaces and places of learning

  Presentation Given At: American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting 2016   Presenters: Dr. Derek Turner, Dr. Arthur “Gill” Green, Dr. Loch Brown   Date Presented: March 30, 2016   Link: http://meridian.aag.org/callforpapers/program/AbstractDetail.cfm?AbstractID=74982   Abstract: This research examines where and how students interact with learning technologies that are proliferating in geographical education. Changes in the way we […]

Featured: Working with PulsePress

February 25, 2016

While building out WordPress websites for several courses, we found that the social media-like functions of a discussion forum plugin called PulsePress (developed here at UBC but open to the world on WordPress) fulfilled many of our needs. In fact, the students, instructors, and TAs experience of this plugin was so positive that our work […]

Annotated Bibliography 5: Flexible Learning

This annotated bibliography summarizes a number of key readings related to flexible learning, with particular attention to readings relevant to geography and environmental studies.

Annotated Bibliography 4: Flexible Labour in the Academic Context

This annotated bibliography summarizes a number of readings related to the the flexible labour practices in academia – both in reference to faculty and to student labour.

Annotated Bibliography 3: Social Media in the Classroom

This annotated bibliography summarizes a number of key readings related to the the use of social media and discussion forms within classes.

Annotated Bibliography 2: Learning Analytics

This annotated bibliography summarizes a number of key readings related to the field of learning analytics and how learning analytics can be used to improve pedagogical approaches.

Annotated Bibliography 1: Virtual Field Trips

February 11, 2016

This annotated bibliography summarizes a number of key readings related to field trips and virtual field trips.

Open Educational Resources

February 10, 2016

This website was developed to host open education resources (OER) generated by the Flexible Learning Project for the Environment and Sustainability Program in the Department of Geography at UBC. Materials posted on this website typically are under a CC-BY-SA 4.0 license. We invite members of the geography community to submit OER that we will evaluate to potentially host on this website.