The virtual placement: an alternative to the traditional work placement in the geographical sciences?

Cornelius, S., Medyckyj-Scott, D., Forrest, D., Williams, A. and Mackaness, W. (2008) The virtual placement: an alternative to the traditional work placement in the geographical sciences? Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 32(2), pp. 287-302. (doi:10.1080/03098260701514165)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03098260701514165

Abstract

Work placements are a well-established part of the curricula of many geographical sciences, as are opportunities for online learning. Whilst many aspects of the learning experience for undergraduates have been given an online makeover the placement has remained a "real" experience. This paper considers the potential value of an online placement and outlines pedagogical and technical aspects of the e-MapScholar Virtual Placement. Findings from evaluation of the first Virtual Placement case study are presented and issues regarding wider adoption are raised.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Forrest, Dr David
Authors: Cornelius, S., Medyckyj-Scott, D., Forrest, D., Williams, A., and Mackaness, W.
Subjects:G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
Journal Name:Journal of Geography in Higher Education
ISSN:0309-8265
ISSN (Online):1466-1845

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