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 main purpose of the visit was to create an online course on the theme of Technology Outdoors, and we now [...]
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 of Northampton has launched a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) exploring the use of technology outdoors for education. The MOOC, [...]
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 technology. Fourteen pupils, aged five and six, from Standens Barn Primary School spent a morning working within the Forest School [...]
The University of Northampton hosted an exploratory digital meet for educators from Denmark, Norway, Belgium and England this week (11th October 2016). The Digital Learning across Boundaries’ (DLaB) project, which received over £380,000 through the Erasmus+ scheme, will explore ways to integrate technology within education over the next three years. The project’s recent UK meeting [...]
Learning within our environment will be at the heart of the upcoming digital PLAYDATE (People Learning and Asking ‘Y’) hosted by the University as part of a new Erasmus+ project. Technology is transforming the way our everyday lives operate, and is increasingly being used as a tool for education. The Erasmus+ project, ‘Digital Learning across [...]