During the last decade, technological developments in computer hardware, software and networks, combined with increasing pressures on staff and students, have led to a proliferation of Communication and Information Technology (C&IT) within the Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (GEES) disciplines. This research investigates the role of C&IT within field courses, which in this paper are conceived of as a specific approach to teaching in the GEES disciplines. Through a national survey of field courses, the general level of usage of C&IT in the field was established. This was supplemented by an expert group analysis, which focused on the reasons behind the use of C&IT in the field. It was concluded that most use of C&IT in the field is driven by technological rather than pedagogic innovation.
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Document Type: Research Article
School of Conservation Sciences, Bournemouth University, UK
Department of Geography and Development Studies, University of Chester, UK
Department of Geography, University of Leicester, UK
School of Geography and Geosciences, University of St Andrews, UK
Publication date: 2007-05-01
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