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Title: Using iTunes U for learning geography
Authors: Chang, Chew Hung
Keywords: Geography education
Mobile technologies
Issue Date: Nov-2012
Citation: Chang, C. H. (2012). Using iTunes U for learning geography. In C.H. Chang, B.S. Wu, K. Irvine, & K. Chatterjea (Ed.), Proceedings Southeast Asian Geography Association Conference 2012 (p. 161-162). Singapore: Southeast Asian Geography Association
Abstract: A reflection on using iTunes U as a platform for teaching and learning Geography will be presented. Arising from an altruistic interest in exploring the affordances of new technology, as well as balancing the pragmatic needs of developing innovative approaches to conducting eLearning lessons, the author developed one of the first iTunes U courses for the National Institute of Education, Singapore - a topic on atmospheric circulation. Available free on the iTunes U store, the free–access course has been subscribed by the public in the order of threefold the number of students in the author’s class. This exposition will consider the issues of the rationale for developing the iTunes U course, the design considerations in relation to the affordances of the technology, and most importantly the limitations and recommended improvements. The presentation will also include a very short demonstration on the functionalities of using iTunes U for learning Geography.
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