Academic journal article Journal of Geoscience Education

Web Resources for Fieldwork

Academic journal article Journal of Geoscience Education

Web Resources for Fieldwork

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Use of the World Wide Web has created many opportunities for learning earth systems concepts. Students can access real time data, documents, images, movies, visualizations, and sounds that were mostly unavailable only a decade ago. While the World Wide Web has brought opportunities it has also created challenges. With greater reliance on the World Wide Web for teaching and research, some instructors may be tempted to use virtual field trips and on-line databases as a substitute for neldwork. Fieldwork needs to remain as a central focus for the earth sciences. Rather than merely consuming content passively, fieldwork helps students develop new knowledge and models through direct observation.

This issue's web review highlights sites that use web-based resources to support student participation in field studies. These resources may include state, national, or international projects to which students can upload data to centralized databases. Most sites have access to appropriate external databases, summative displays of previously collected data, and logistical support such as protocols, datasheets, and equipment lists. …

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