Field forestry instructional assistance through mobile learning

TitleField forestry instructional assistance through mobile learning
Faculty/College/UnitForestry
StatusActive
Duration2 Year
Initiation04/01/2015
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 YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2015/2016
Year 1: Project TypeLarge TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorJanette Bulkan
Year 1: Funded Amount55,540
Year 1: Team Members

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

Year 1: TLEF ShowcaseYear 1: TLEF Showcase
Year 2: Project YearYear 2
Year 2: Funding Year2016/2017
Year 2: Project TypeLarge TLEF
Year 2: Principal InvestigatorJanette Bulkan
Year 2: Funded Amount38,536
Year 2: Team Members

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