Six New Zealand tertiary institutions are engaged in a collaborative network of practice around learners and mobile devices, examining the ways in mobility, social media and new approaches to learning and teaching are changing the landscape of education. The project will generate a range of practical strategies for students, teachers and leaders to utilise the affordances of mobile devices for pedagogical transformation and empowering learners.
In this project we will adapt the successful LEARNZ Geohazard virtual fieldtrip (VFT) from the compulsory education sector to suit university field sciences. General criticisms of virtual learning include lack of community, slow feedback, and less motivated students. LEARNZ VFT’s are aligned with Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles, to specifically address these criticisms.