Google Expeditions and Lesson Plans

Picture courtesy: Dr. Ana-Despina Tudor

Picture courtesy: Dr. Ana-Despina Tudor

Google Expeditions

Google Expeditions are virtual field trips in the form of 360 photospheres that can be viewed through virtual reality headsets called Google Cardboard that are driven via the Google Expeditions App on the smartphones.

There are over 300 Google Expeditions listed in this spreadsheet:

Some of these expeditions have lessons plans in TES:

About the project

In the Google- and UK's Open University-funded project, we are investigating the role of Google Expeditions in Geography and Science learning and teaching in schools. Details of our project are available in this blog post

UK's Open University (Shailey Minocha and Ana-Despina Tudor) is working with Google and leading UK education organisations including the Field Studies Council (Steve Tilling and David Morgan), Geographical Association (Rebecca Kitchen and Alan Kinder) and The Association for Science Education (Marianne Cutler and Richard Needham). 

Project webpage

The project webpage on this site is here.

Fully-funded PhD Studentships

Fully-funded PhD studentships are available in the Department of Computing and Communications, The Open University (OU) UK

The details are available here:

These are the projects that I have proposed along with colleagues in my department and in OU's Knowledge Media Institute:

Developing geographical understanding through 3D immersive environments

How can technology enhance fieldwork learning

MOOCs for professional development of school teachers

Education and training for globally distributed virtual teams: preparing the workforce for the future