EFL Showcase 2016

The 6th Annual Enhancing Fieldwork Learning Showcase took place at the University of Reading on the 12-13th September 2016. It was attended by 29 academics, students and learning technologists and, building on the previous Showcases, the event aimed to share ideas and practice with regards to innovative field and laboratory Teaching and Learning, with a particular emphasis on the use of technology in the field. The programme consisted of a mixture of plenary talks, short research talks, interactive field demonstrations, workshops and open discussion sessions. The overall theme was Imagery in the Field and delegates offered talks of relevance to this theme.

Images from the Showcase taken using microscopes attached to iPads in the field are here: http://www.instagram.com/fieldwork_ntf

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The programme is shown below  – slideshare presentations to be uploaded shortly.

  • Plenary – Practitioners’ perspectives of Bring Your Own Device for Fieldwork Derek France University of Chester
  • Google Expeditions to complement to fieldwork. Steve Tilling and Shailey Minocha. Field Studies Council
  • Using an urban campus to teach ecology Julie Peacock and Karen Bacon. University of Leeds
  • Exploring 360 degree videos to support field courses Trevor Collins and Paul Hogan. The Open University
  • Enhancing Fieldwork Learning using an eBook Judith Lock and Charlie Cosstick: University of Southampton
  • Farm visits; Increase active participation and engagement Yiorgos Gadanakis: University of Reading
  • Digital technology, geomorphology and urban geography Iain Cross & James Beardsmore: St Mary’s University
  • Imagery in the Field – practical field demonstrations on the Whiteknights Campus
    • Camera trapping – Becky Thomas: Royal Holloway, Tara Pirie: University of Reading and Pen-Yuang Hsing Durham University
    • iPad microscopes – Alice Mauchline, University of Reading
    • Go-Pro – underwater cameras and student engagement – Lesley Batty: University of Birmingham
    • Hand held cameras – Brian Whalley: University of Sheffield
  • Drones and visual imagery in research at Sonning Donal O’Sullivan: University of Reading
  • A discussion of the use of drones in teaching Derek France: University of Chester and Brian Whalley: University of Sheffield
  • Free time with equipment: A chance for participants to test equipment and start to think about its relevance to their teaching
  • What happened last night? Participatory activity to extract images from the camera traps. Alice Mauchline: University of Reading
  • Crowdsourced camera trapping for ecology and citizen science Pen-Yuan Hsing. University of Durham
  • Science communication skills in fieldwork Joanna Bagniewska: University of Reading
  • Participatory approaches, images and field botany skills Alastair Culham and Jonathan Mitchley: University of Reading
  • Widening access to fieldwork with interactive livecasts Julia Cooke, Philip Wheeler, Kadmiel Maseyk, Trevor Collins: Open University
  • Clipper: A virtual clipping tool for audio and video resources Trevor Collins, John Casey and Will Gregory: Open University
  • Report on 2015 EFL Twitter Scavenge activities in Hyde Park: Karen Devine: British Ecological Society
  • Designing Imagery based teaching activities: A practical workshop. Using experience gained from the Showcase talks and demonstrations, this workshop session allows delegates the opportunity to develop their own innovative pedagogic ideas
  • Testing teaching activities from the mornings workshop
  • Reflections Julian Park: University of Reading