St Mary’s University, Twickenham: Festival of Learning and Teaching

June 20th, 2024 / 0 comments

On the 19th June, the St Mary’s University Festival of Learning and Teaching concluded on a high note with V Global’s successful hybrid presentation on virtual field work in the context of global change, led by Sophie Wilson and Maria Angeles for EUROGEO. The session introduced V Global’s recently available MOOC, which was designed to READ MORE >

UNED Launches MOOC: Virtual Field Trip at XI International Symposium on Social Science Didactics in the Ibero-American Context

June 5th, 2024 / 0 comments

XI International Symposium on Social Science Didactics in the Ibero-American Context On June 5th and 6th, 2024, Zaragoza (Spain) hosted the XI International Symposium on Social Science Didactics in the Ibero-American Context, themed “New Challenges in Social Science Didactics.” With over 200 attendees participating both in person and online, the event was a resounding success! READ MORE >

Synergy with Open Landscape Academy and Urban Heat Watch Community.

May 29th, 2024 / 0 comments

Multiplier event and hands-on in Athens 29-30 May, Agricultural University of Athens! V-Global Participatory Toolkit Commonspace and Participatory Lab presented the V-Global project and tested the participatory toolkit with the academic community of Agricultural University of Athens post graduate students and professors of landscape architecture from International Universities. The students, tutors and professors had the READ MORE >

Participatory toolkit A guide of tools and methods for collective creation of Virtual Field Trips

May 13th, 2024 / 0 comments

What is a participatory process, and for whom? Can we create a Virtual Field Trip collectively? What participatory tools could we use? We are happy to announce the release of our participatory toolkit! V-Global Participatory Toolkit The main goal of this toolkit is to provide methodological steps, tools, and techniques for co-designing Virtual Field Trips READ MORE >

MOOC Virtual Excursion and Global Change: A Hybrid Learning Approach

May 13th, 2024 / 0 comments

As part of the V-Global project, the MOOC Virtual Excursion and Global Change: A Hybrid Learning Approach has been created to support higher education and secondary school teachers who wish to educate students about transition and global change. The MOOC is available in Greek, English, French, German and Spanish  

Discovering Global Change: V-Global Results in Ciudad Real, Spain (EUROGEO)

April 18th, 2024 / 0 comments

Multiplier event in Spain 18 April, EUROGEO MOOC The V-Global Project focuses on the concept of global change, offering a comprehensive explanation and showcasing examples of virtual journeys developed within the initiative. Utilizing digital storytelling and GIS-based maps, known as story maps, the project vividly illustrates various global change scenarios. A notable workshop was held READ MORE >

Water points in our city. Discover the presence of the water element in the urban fabric of Athens, through a Virtual Field Trip.

April 9th, 2024 / 0 comments

The metropolitan area of Athens is an extensive and densely populated area that brings together most of the country’s inhabitants and the main economic and administrative activities. The capital’s urban landscape has been defined for decades by a building pattern dominated by buildings and hard surfaces (mainly asphalt). Open and green spaces and even more READ MORE >

Launch of the VGlobal Program at the National Technical University of Athens

March 21st, 2024 / 0 comments

Exciting Launch at the National Technical University of Athens! On March 21, 2024, we proudly presented the VGlobal program at the  National Technical University of Athens, specifically at the School of Rural and Surveying Engineering – Geoinformatics Engineers. This significant event was graced by esteemed professors from the Department of Geography & Spatial Analysis. The READ MORE >

Glossary

February 1st, 2024 / 0 comments

V-Global Glossary Choosing the right words to describe our teaching is not always easy. Blended learning? E-learning? What’s the difference? The V-Global glossary is a useful tool for identifying practices and issues related to blended learning and global change.

Discover a virtual field trip about the noise in Metsovo (Greece)

February 1st, 2024 / 0 comments

NTUA students create a virtual Field trip about the noise in the village of Metsovo. Please discover it here. Description of  virtual fieldtrip: The problem of noise in the traditional settlement of Metsovo. This virtual field trip is based on a participatory learning methods enable students to acquire the skills and values that allow them READ MORE >

Creating Virtual field trip with V-Global in ArcGis

January 16th, 2024 / 0 comments

The  goal of this event is to explore ways to use virtual journeys to raise awareness among university professors regarding global change and sustainability education. Digital storytelling maps (DSM) are employed as one of the most powerful tools to create virtual journeys. The workshop was organised in a theoretical and practical way with a participatory READ MORE >

VGlobal Workshop: Education for global change in Higher Education

December 13th, 2023 / 0 comments

The V-Global project was introduced via an online platform to approximately thirty educators in higher education on October 23rd. The workshop commenced with an introductory session outlining the approaches taken in higher education curricula and teaching methodologies concerning environmental and sustainability issues. You can find a comprehensive overview of the outcomes from V-Global (Project resuilt READ MORE >

Teaching Global change at university

October 9th, 2023 / 0 comments

V-Global is an innovative initiative aimed at introducing university teacher to the dynamic world of virtual field trips as a powerful pedagogical tool for addressing critical topics like sustainability and Global Change. At a time of climate change, teaching environmental and sustainability issues in higher education is a major challenge. How are these subjects addressed in READ MORE >

Hamburg Field Trip

July 2nd, 2023 / 0 comments

The next V-Global field trip tooks place in the urban center of Northern Germany, the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. On the 15th of June, participants had the opportunity to collect geodata based on the overarching topic of the project global change. Four routes are representative for the different faces of the city. The READ MORE >

How to create a participatory workshop using Miro. Steps and tips

April 3rd, 2023 / 0 comments

In the context of the Athens fieldtrip, we organized a collective mapping workshop to collect data and co-create stories. After walking around the city center, the working team implemented a collaborative mapping workshop with the help of the Miro tool. Would you like to facilitate a collective mapping activity through Miro? Here you have some READ MORE >

International Virtual field trip seminar

January 12th, 2023 / 0 comments

As part of the V-Global project, students from the University of Hamburg, Université Paris Cité and Oranim College are participating in an international seminar to produce virtual field trip.  These students are or will be teachers. They discovered their respective cultures, educational systems and issues related to global change. They also discovered Israel, Germany and READ MORE >

Discover Brusels

January 12th, 2023 / 0 comments

The VGlobal team met in last November 2022 in Brussels to further advance the work on virtual trip and main concept in Global change. An example of this can be found in the collaborative story map created on the issue of Global change in the cities applied to the city of Brussels. This city has READ MORE >

Collaborative tool : Miro

October 23rd, 2022 / 0 comments

The V-Global project is based on collaborative work in blended learning. To get students to work together, we use participatory tools like MIRO. It is a free tool that allows doing individual and group work during or outside class, presentations, giving feedback on assignments, Q&A sessions, planning and structuring individual or collaborative work in order READ MORE >

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Athens’ Real Virtual field trip

October 18th, 2022 / 0 comments

As part of the V-global project, we realized a real fieldtip in Athens in May 2022. The data collected allowed us to collaboratively create 5 virtual terrains on global change. These virtual fields are based on a common methodology. Methodology to create VFT Identify keywords and choose a problem Identify 5 relevant datas Geolocate them READ MORE >

V-Global field trip in Athens

May 16th, 2022 / 0 comments

The first V-Global project field trip took place on the 3rd and 4th of May 2022 in Athens. 25 participants from all over Europe visited the city following 4 itineraries presented here. The fieldwork allowed participants to collect geolocalized data (photos, sounds, videos, feelings) with the geolocalization applications: SW Maps and GeoTag. The participants engaged READ MORE >

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Exploring sustainable development in Hamburg virtually

February 24th, 2022 / 0 comments

Exploring sustainable development in Hamburg virtually – through the lens of virtual field trips The team of Universität Hamburg works in the Faculty of Education in the Department of Social Sciences, Mathematics and Natural Sciences education. How will we contribute to V-Global? Our main expertise lies in developing real and virtual field trips with a READ MORE >

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Virtual Fieldwork Experiences

February 21st, 2022 / 0 comments

The move to remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic has forced higher education institutions and schools to find new and innovative ways to teach their students. Using virtual field trips has increasingly become a pedagogical strategy for connecting students to important educational experiences. According to Granshaw & Duggan-Haas (2012), a Virtual Fieldwork Experience (VFE) is READ MORE >

V-Global Project Launches

February 1st, 2022 / 0 comments

We are pleased to announce the launch of the V-Global Project! The project brings together partners from 5 countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Greece and Spain). The consortium is led by colleagues from the University of Paris working in an interdisciplinary team in terms of training and research. The partnership includes 4 universities, a European non-profit organisation READ MORE >