360° Virtual Field Guides
Field teaching is an important component in many natural science courses with focus on hands-on learning experiences in the field and the possibility to integrate research in education. However, it is also a costly and a resource intensive activity and demands a high level of work effort from both students and teachers. To be able to optimize and enhance student learning during fieldwork there is a great potential in utilizing digital tools for both preparation and recap of fieldwork. Fieldpass and bioCEED at UiB are developing virtual field guides (VFG) that enable students to familiarize themselves with a field location in forehand. The same VFGs can also be used to re-visit locations when summing up field activities and assess field-related learning outcomes.
Fieldpass is funded by the Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills until 2023.