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Biological Sciences

Technology-enhancing a first year Biology field course Event

12:30 - 14:00
21 November 2014
53/4025A (Mountbatten)

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Event details

Following on from the University's highly successful conference on 'Improving student satisfaction with assessment and feedback' in February, Dr Judith Lock is presenting a seminar 'Technology-enhancing a first year Biology field course'.


This session will provide an opportunity to hear in more detail about how technology, particularly how smartphones and tablet devices can be used to enhance the student experience during fieldwork.

A light lunch will be provided from 12.30. The 30 minute presentation will start at 13.00 followed by discussion until 14.00.

(Please note: This seminar was originally scheduled for 7th October.)


Alumni often cite undergraduate field courses as the most enjoyable aspect of their degree course. Within the Centre for Biological Sciences, I co-ordinate our firt year field course to Spain (BIOL1001), a destination the department has visited for the last 40 years. The field course allows students to undertake hands-on fieldwork and has traditionally been very lo-tech. However, the rapid increase in prevalence of smartphones and tablet devices has provided an opportunity to use technology to enhance fieldwork learning of undergraduates. I have begun to incorporate technology into the field course. In particular, I asked students to use the app Splice, to make short films in place of posters.

More information and registration can be found at the eventbrite page.

Hosted by the Institute for Learning Innovation and Development (ILIaD)


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Speaker information

Dr Judith Lock, Centre for Biological Sciences, University of Southampton.

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