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Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Virtual Place-Based Learning

  • Reneta D. Lansiquot
  • Sean P. MacDonald
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About this book

Introduction

This book explores how virtual place-based learning and research has been interpreted and incorporated into learning environments both within and across disciplinary perspectives. Contributing authors highlight the ways in which they have employed a variety of methodologies to engage students in the virtual exploration of place. In the process, they focus on the approaches they have used to bring the real world closer through virtual exploration. Chapters examine how the resources of the urban environment have been tapped to design student research projects within the context of an interdisciplinary course. In this way, authors highlight how virtual place-based learning has employed the tools of mapping and data visualization, information literacy, game design, digital storytelling, and the creation of non-fiction VR documentaries. This book makes a valuable contribution to the literature, offering a model of how the study of place can be employed in creative ways to enhance interdisciplinary learning.

Keywords

urban education virtual learning games for learning team-teaching data visualization

Editors and affiliations

  • Reneta D. Lansiquot
    • 1
  • Sean P. MacDonald
    • 2
  1. 1.New York City College of TechnologyThe City University of New YorkBrooklynUSA
  2. 2.New York City College of TechnologyThe City University of New YorkBrooklynUSA

About the editors

Reneta D. Lansiquot is Professor and Founding Program Director of the Bachelor of Science in Professional and Technical Writing and Director of the Honors Scholars Program at New York City College of Technology, The City University of New York, USA. She has published widely on interdisciplinary studies and educational technology.

Sean P. MacDonald is Professor of Economics at New York City College of Technology, The City University of New York, USA. She has published on the 2008–2009 financial crisis, the housing market, and interdisciplinary pedagogy. She has also served as a fellow and as contributor on interdisciplinary grant initiatives.

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