A (Self-Confessed) Beginners Guide to Running a Virtual Fieldtrip

Gary Hampson & Lidia Lonergan – Imperial College London

We will present some learnings and practical tips from an 8-day virtual fieldtrip to the Spanish Pyrenees for a class of 35 MSc (Masters) students in early April. Although the format of this fieldtrip was new to us, we had previously lead the fieldtrip in Spain for several years – so had good knowledge of the fieldtrip learning goals and how they could be addressed by the fieldtrip location. The webinar will be focussed towards those leading and teaching virtual fieldtrips in the near future: where to pitch your and your students’ expectations, how to prepare and convert material, what worked well for teaching and assessment, and what didn’t work so well.