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Thursday, May 24 • 2:40pm - 3:30pm
Digital Discovery and Experiential Learning

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In our digital era it is becoming increasingly harder to captivate students with hands on experiential learning opportunities. Learn about how the Adventure Expedition and Interpretive Leadership program at Fanshawe College has found a solution to merge technology with experiential learning and provide students with an interactive digital video series of in field footage to be used in multiple facets of the classroom.

This session will explore the aims of an upcoming research project to compile a series of educational videos in the field that highlight specific components of the environment that students would otherwise not have the opportunity to explore and learn about.

Faculty will be sharing the insight and benefit of creating a digital compilation of in field videos to use in classroom engagement. These real life visual digital videos will enable students to observe (from the safety of the classroom) through online instruction, the exact best practice contextual behaviours being demonstrated by the instructor in the field. Creating a compilation of in field research techniques, strategies, and voice overlays provides students with the opportunity to view, analyze, and re-analyze in field research techniques and skills in different ways, therefore allowing students to view the same footage under different perspectives and within different critical thinking contexts.

Creating a series of online experiential videos connects the students in the classroom with a visual perspective on the techniques used to be successful in the field. A video series enhances student's research experience and critical thinking skills by enabling students to view and analyze the methodologies involved in practical field work, and to think critically and reflect on the experiences presented in the field.Come learn about this innovative method to merge digital discovery with experiential learning in the classroom.

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Marie Poss

Professor, Fanshawe College
Marie is faculty member in the Adventure Expedition and Interpretive Leadership at the Simcoe Norfolk Regional Campus and has experience in program development and course digitalization. She will be organizing all of the project details and creating a digital portal on FOL to ensure... Read More →
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Robin Tapley

Robin is the Coordinator of the Adventure Expedition and Interpretative Leadership Program at the Simcoe Norfolk Regional Campus, and a professional wildlife photographer and researcher. He is also the principal investigator and in field lead for the research project. adventureex... Read More →

Thursday May 24, 2018 2:40pm - 3:30pm EDT