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Self-Guided Smartphone Excursions in University Teaching-Experiences From Exploring "Water in the City"

Schwarzenbach, Franziska M. and Seibert, Jan and van Meerveld, H. J. (Ilja) (2022). Self-Guided Smartphone Excursions in University Teaching-Experiences From Exploring "Water in the City". Frontiers in Environmental Science. 10 , 875712
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Abstract

Like many other university teachers, we were faced with an unprecedented situation in spring 2020, when we had to cancel on-site teaching and excursions due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, we were in the fortunate position that we had already started to develop a smartphone-based self-guided excursion on the topic of "Water in the City". We accelerated this development and used it to replace the traditional group excursion in our Bachelor level introductory course in Hydrology and Climatology. The excursion of this course is visited by around 150 students each year. Because the student feedback was overall very positive, we used the self-guided excursion again in 2021 and plan to continue to use it in the coming years. In this paper, we describe the excursion, discuss the experiences of the students and ourselves, and present recommendations and ideas that could be useful for similar excursions at other universities.

Authors/Creators:Schwarzenbach, Franziska M. and Seibert, Jan and van Meerveld, H. J. (Ilja)
Title:Self-Guided Smartphone Excursions in University Teaching-Experiences From Exploring "Water in the City"
Series Name/Journal:Frontiers in Environmental Science
Year of publishing :2022
Volume:10
Article number:875712
Number of Pages:13
Publisher:FRONTIERS MEDIA SA
ISSN:2296-665X
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 503 Educational Sciences > Learning
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 503 Educational Sciences > Pedagogy
Keywords:field trip, undergraduate teaching, hydrology, mobile phone, treasure hunt, student evaluation
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-117345
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-117345
Additional ID:
Type of IDID
DOI10.3389/fenvs.2022.875712
Web of Science (WoS)000797364300001
ID Code:28251
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:06 Jun 2022 16:25
Metadata Last Modified:06 Jun 2022 16:31

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