Our projects

 


Development of educational movies – by students, for students

2 students will during fall 2018 produce 4 short movies for educational use based on threshold terms necessary for geological understanding. This project is a collaboration between the Department of Earth science at UiB and DigUiB, and is funded by UiB.

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National course “Geohazards in Norway”

iEarth is developing a cross-disciplinary national online course on geohazards, including a two-day hands-on excursion. A digital platform will provide the basis for activities, webinars and groups work. The students will benefit from the expertise from all partnering institutions, which will let them learn from the experts.
A SoTL structure will be designed and implemented in the course.

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Baseline survey

A survey executed during 2018 with the purpose to map future needs in Earth science education. Depth interviews with selected researchers who teach were conducted at UiT in addition to the survey. The results will be used to improve and change the earth science education in Norway, as base knowledge for the continuous work of iEarth, and for further research.

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A digital learning environment for field based geoscience teaching

In geoscience education, it is a great challange to make the link between small scale observations and the large scale geological context. By developing a new learning design we aim for a better integration of classroom and field learning that will help students make this link.
This prosject is supported by Norgesuniversitetet.

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Alumni network

By developing and implementing a new modell for alumni networks we want to secure good contact between academia and earlier students. This model will be implemented at all involved departments.

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Internships

iEarth will implement a plan for internships as part of the contact between academia and employees. This is to secure the relevance of studies, help candidates networking and discover what skills employees appreciate from newly educated students.

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