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iSpot: your place to share nature

Pinto, Ana; Thompson, Kate; Jones, Chris and Clow, Doug (2014). iSpot: your place to share nature. In: Carvalho, Lucila and Goodyear, Peter eds. The Architecture of Productive Learning Networks. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 225–238.

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Abstract

Learning happens anywhere, anytime, anyhow, and the iSpot network has been created to capitalize on these learning moments of everyday life. iSpot is an British-based social network developed by the UK Open University (OU) as part of a larger project called Open Air Laboratories (OPAL). The iSpot website brings together those who enjoy the thrill of observing and identifying natural species, irrespective of their level of expertise or interest. Whether it is a child exploring the environment with parents, an adult interested in informally learning about new species, an enrolled student from the OU or an expert biologist, the iSpot learning network caters for everyone with an interest in the natural world.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2014 Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0-415-81656-4, 978-0-415-81656-4
Academic Unit/School: Learning Teaching and Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning Teaching and Innovation (LTI)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 40610
Depositing User: Doug Clow
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2014 10:32
Last Modified: 10 May 2017 13:27
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/40610
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