Soil Science Teaching Tools – Merging of Old and New

TitleSoil Science Teaching Tools – Merging of Old and New
Faculty/College/UnitLand & Food Systems
Duration1 Year
Project Summary

The University of British Columbia (UBC) has the second largest collection of soil monoliths (i.e., soil display models) in Canada, which is currently under-utilized in teaching because of its display and storage status. The objective of the proposed project is to develop an interactive, web-based teaching tool that will combine existing teaching resources (soil monoliths), which have a limited access to UBC's learning community, with recently developed virtual soil science teaching resources.

The tool will enhance the value and usability of existing teaching resources, since it will be relevant for at least 550 UBC and 450 non-UBC students per year in areas of soil science, forestry, agriculture, physical geography, and environmental science. The proposed product will enhance teaching and learning by (1) providing better integration of historic soil science resources (monoliths) into undergraduate and graduate teaching, (2) increasing learner accessibility, and (3) offering interactive student learning activities.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2009/2010
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorMaja Krzic
Year 1: Funded Amount26,360
Year 1: Team Members

Maja Krzic, Agroecology, Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Chris Crowley, Instructional Designer / Multimedia Designer, Office of Learning Technology