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VR Glaciers and Glaciated Landscapes - free resource
« on: June 12, 2018, 10:24:10 PM »
VR Glaciers and Glaciated Landscapes may be of interest to forum members. It is a free-to-use virtual fieldwork resource that can be viewed on a range of devices - phones, tablets, PCs and Macs - with internet access. The virtual field trips can be used to create a range of activities at any academic level.

A leaflet on the resource can be accessed here: https://staffweb.worc.ac.uk/des/VGGL/VRGGL_Summer_2018_leaflet_web.pdf

The resource itself can be accessed here:
https://vrglaciers.wp.worc.ac.uk/wordpress/

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Re: VR Glaciers and Glaciated Landscapes - free resource
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2018, 04:36:27 PM »
Hi All,
Some of you may be interested in the following event.
Best wishes,
Des

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A-level Geography: Using ‘VR Glaciers and Glaciated Landscapes’ in the classroom

Wednesday 21 November, 17:00 – 19:30, University of Worcester
(Refreshments will be provided)

Dr Des McDougall, Principal Lecturer in Geography / Acting Head of School, School of Science and the Environment, University of Worcester WR2 6AJ

Overview
The University of Worcester, in partnership with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), is running a free CPD event for A-level teachers. It will explore how the new, free-to-use ‘VR Glaciers and Glaciated Landscapes’ resource can be used in the classroom to support the new A-level specification. Participants will also be able to trial a new, editable worksheet, which they will be able to take away and use with their students.

What is ‘VR Glaciers and Glaciated Landscapes?’
This is a new, free-to-use resource that provides on-demand, simulated fieldwork to glaciers and glaciated landscapes. Its primary role is in supporting class- and lab-based teaching of glaciers and glaciation in schools, colleges and universities. It is not intended to replace real fieldwork, for which there is no substitute.

The resource has received financial support from the University of Worcester, the Quaternary Research Association and the British Society for Geomorphology.

It can be accessed here: https://vrglaciers.wp.worc.ac.uk/

Why use ‘VR Glaciers and Glaciated Landscapes?’
The topic of glaciers and glaciation is sometimes perceived by students and teachers as being more difficult than others associated with more familiar environments, such as rivers and coasts. Nevertheless, well-designed fieldwork in areas with glaciers and/or glaciated landscapes can make all the difference to their understanding and enjoyment of it. Unfortunately, fieldwork to these environments rarely takes place around the same time as students learn about them in class. Sometimes, fieldwork does not take place at all. Through its on-demand, simulated fieldwork to glaciers and glaciated landscapes, this resource provides a solution.

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Re: VR Glaciers and Glaciated Landscapes - free resource
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2018, 06:48:25 PM »
Hi All,

The worksheet for the Moiry Valley virtual field trip is now available for download from the website. It currently exists as a PDF, but a Word version will be provided in due course.

If you use the resource, I'd be grateful for any feedback.

Best wishes,
Des


 

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