Do you teach courses in the field sciences? Learn more about using mobile computing technologies for teaching and research at “The Outdoor Classroom” workshop in June on the shores of Lake Michigan in Door County, Wisconsin.
The advent of inexpensive global positioning systems (GPSs); powerful, mobile computers; and wireless communication have the potential to revolutionize the way field-based science courses are conceived and delivered. This workshop will focus on ways that faculty in areas such as archaeology, ecology, geology, and environmental science can use these new technologies to improve curricula and learning.
Supported by the ACM FaCE Project and NITLE, “The Outdoor Classroom” will feature hands-on exercises with field computers in the great outdoors of Door County. The workshop is open to faculty and staff at ACM colleges and campuses participating in NITLE.
The workshop will be held on June 16-18, 2009, at Lawrence University’s Bjorklunden Vid Sjon conference facility. Geologists Jeff Clark (Lawrence University) and Sue Swanson (Beloit College) are organizing the workshop.
Space is still be available, but enrollment will be closed soon! If you are interested in participating, please contact the workshop organizers as soon as possible.
More details, an online application, and contact information are on the workshop webpage.