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ERIC Number: EJ764515
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8265
Digital Photography and Web-Based Assignments in an Urban Field Course: Snapshots from Berlin
Latham, Alan; McCormack, Derek P.
Journal of Geography in Higher Education, v31 n2 p241-256 May 2007
This paper reflects on the use of digital photography in urban-based human geography fieldwork. It draws on the authors' experience of introducing digital photography into the teaching and assessment of a level 3 undergraduate field course in Berlin. To begin they outline how they sought to use simple digital technologies in order to facilitate student engagement within Berlin and to widen the range of assessment avenues available to students. They concentrate in particular on how it provided the opportunity to develop Web-based assessments. In the second half of the paper they reflect on student experience of the use of digital cameras and Web-based assessment. While acknowledging some of the problems with using technology in this way, they conclude by arguing that digital photography not only enhances the quality of student engagement with urban environments but also provides a way of more effectively integrating the field-, class- and Web-based components of urban field courses. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Germany (Berlin)