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Using iTunes U for learning geography
Geography education
Mobile technologies
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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
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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