Field forestry instructional assistance through mobile learning

Title Field forestry instructional assistance through mobile learning
Faculty/College/Unit Forestry
Status Active
Duration 2 Year
Initiation 04/01/2015
Project Summary

An increasing number of students in the Faculty of Forestry are from urban backgrounds and about one-third are international students, with English as a second language. The reduction of training in areas such as road design, layout, and construction means that it is harder to develop those skills. We will create six sets of videos on specific forestry techniques and an interactive learning activity module for use in the classroom and on mobile devices. The components will allow a blended learning experience and enhance undergraduate teaching and learning. The rising size of classes means that all students will benefit from accessing these tools which will also make it easier for instructors to flip the classroom and dedicate more time to discussions. This is a two-year proposal involving undergraduate and graduate students at every stage. The videos will be accessible to users globally through the Cultivating Forest Stewardship (CFS) website, http://cfs.forestry.ubc.ca/

Funding Details
Year 1: Project Year Year 1
Year 1: Funding Year 2015/2016
Year 1: Project Type Large TLEF
Year 1: Principal Investigator Janette Bulkan
Year 1: Funded Amount 55,540
Year 1: Team Members

Bruce Larson, Professor, Department of Forest Resources Management
Kevin Lyons, Associate Professor, Department of Forest Resources Management
Stephen Mitchell, Associate Professor, Department of Conservation and Forest Sciences
Deborah DeLong, Lecturer and Coordinator, Master of Sustainable Forest Management Program
Ken Day, Manager, UBC Alex Fraser Research Forest
Xinxin Zhu, 2+2 Program Coordinator, Faculty of Forestry
Emily Sunter, President, Forestry Undergraduate Society

Year 1: TLEF Showcase Year 1: TLEF Showcase
Year 2: Project Year Year 2
Year 2: Funding Year 2016/2017
Year 2: Project Type Large TLEF
Year 2: Principal Investigator Janette Bulkan
Year 2: Funded Amount 38,536
Year 2: Team Members

Bruce Larson, Professor, Department of Forest Resources Management
Kevin Lyons, Associate Professor, Department of Forest Resources Management
Stephen Mitchell, Associate Professor, Department of Conservation and Forest Sciences
Deborah DeLong, Lecturer and Coordinator, Master of Sustainable Forest Management Program
Ken Day, Manager, UBC Alex Fraser Research Forest
Xinxin Zhu, 2+2 Program Coordinator, Faculty of Forestry
Emily Sunter, President, Forestry Undergraduate Society