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Assessing The ‘Open Field Lab’: Evaluating Interactive Fieldcasts for Enhancing Access to Fieldwork

Project leader(s): 
Phil Wheeler, Julia Cooke, Kadmiel Maseyk and Trevor Collins
Faculty: 
STEM
Status: 
Archived

We developed fieldcasts, unique live broadcasts in which a student-led field investigation is carried out by tutors based in the field for the module S206/SXF206 Environmental Science. Key to the fieldcasts was a decision-making framework which, in conjunction with the Stadium Live platform, delivers authentic fieldwork that aimed to build student confidence and sense of belonging in field investigations. We used immediate and delayed student feedback to assess their efficacy.

Related resources

Cooke, J., Wheeler, P., Maseyk, K. and Collins, T. (2020) Assessing The ‘Open Field Lab’: Evaluating Interactive Fieldcasts for Enhancing Access to Fieldwork. eSTEeM Final Report. (PDF)

Phil Wheeler, Julia Cooke, Kadmiel Maseyk and Trevor Collins poster

Scholarship Shorts - video highlighting the different approach to teaching fieldwork using fieldcasting.

Video length: 5 mins 8 secs

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