NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Back to results
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ1415260
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2024
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1472-9679
EISSN: EISSN-1754-0402
Digital Technology and Networked Spaces in Outdoor Education: Reflections upon Presenting at an International Webinar
Imre van Kraalingen; Dave Hills; Jack Reed; Simon Beames; Brendon Munge
Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, v24 n1 p7-20 2024
This paper draws on a webinar on digital technology and networked spaces in outdoor education, where three researchers presented their work through responses to two discussion statements: First, 'the use of digital technology in outdoor education is fundamentally contrary to all its values.' Second, 'if we accept that digital technology is embedded in outdoor education, what do we know about its potential? And what are key areas to explore more deeply?.' Despite there being no advance planning to produce a research output from the webinar, the organisers' basic analysis of the webinar's frontchannel and backchannel revealed areas of the conversation that may merit targeted empirical attention. Three principal themes emerged from participants' responses during the webinar: the need to move beyond binary thinking; the importance of considering digital technology in regard to specific learning objectives and contexts; and to inform oneself about the affordances of digital technology, while thinking critically about its applications.
Routledge. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 530 Walnut Street Suite 850, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Tel: 215-625-8900; Fax: 215-207-0050; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Norway; Australia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A