Welcome to the Digital Learning across Boundaries (DLaB) Website
Technology Outdoors online course
Click on the above green button to join. This is a free, interactive and participatory online course on how to make effective use of technologies to extend teaching and learning beyond the classroom walls.
Technology Outdoors is a flexible online course that you can complete at your own pace. We will suggest activities and ideas, and encourage you to try them within your teaching.
We would like you to leave with something new to try out in practice. We will encourage you to share your experiences and swap ideas within our active Google+ community.
There will be a new theme and suggested activities within each section:
- Section 1: Creating Trails
- Section 2: Art in the Environment
- Section 3: Wild Writing
- Section 4: Science Outdoors
News, Articles and Events
Tina Wright, who attended the Technology Outdoors MOOC, writes on how the many activities covered within the MOOC have inspired her into new ways of looking at the outdoors
The Technology Outdoors course, launched in May 2017, was a huge success and drew a global audience of over 450 applicants from more than 30 countries across the world. This is the first of three MOOCs that explore ways to integrate technology within education.
A write-up of the experience of English Students who attended the trip to Norway in April 2017
A group of lecturers, students and local teachers joined the Digital Learning across Boundaries Erasmus project five-day visit to Østfold University College in Norway mid-April 2017, along with participants from Bruges, Aalborg and Northampton. The [...]
Recent research from the University of Northampton found that learning outdoors greatly impacts on young children’s development and can, as a result, boost their future attainment. As part of a European funded project the University [...]
Twenty-six local primary school children, from Standens Barn and Rowan Gate Primary Schools experienced wild education at the University of Northampton this week. The pupils had a wild time exploring indoor and outdoor learning with [...]
To see all resources, please visit the Resources page >
Below is just eight examples from the Resources Section which contains Lesson Plans, Case Studies, Examples, and Further Reading related to the project themes and sub-themes. To see all resources, please visit the Resources page >
- Art in the Environment - Articles
- Art in the Environment - Case Studies
- Art in the Environment - Examples
- Art in the Environment - Lesson plans
- Creating Trails - Articles
- Creating Trails - Case Studies
- Creating Trails - Examples
- General Example
- Outdoor Science - Articles
- Outdoor Science - Case Studies
- Outdoor Science - Examples
- Outdoor Science - Lesson plans
- Wild Writing - Articles
- Wild Writing - Examples
- Wild Writing - Lesson plans
A visit to to the Parlementarium in Brussels
Visit to the new Harbour building in the port of Antwerp
Using Comic Life for storytelling
A visit to the Planetarium and Nature Education Centre in the Forest of Beisbroek
A presentatipon of a practical workshop using iPads and mobile devices to enhance children’s understanding of the world around them.