Educating the Net Generation

Implementation 6: University of Wollongong – Education

Student-generated digital photo archive

In this project, teams of students in a 3rd year education elective collected photos while conducting learning activities with primary school children, used the photos to report on their experiences and shared the photos in a collection as a record of the different activities conducted.

The students documented a school-based practical exercise in environmental education by taking photos of the activities they conducted with children to create an image database for the class. The students took photos and recorded notes on their visit to the school, later uploaded the photos to a group space for the class, added text descriptions and tags, and then reviewed the full set of images. Finally, the students voted on which of the class images should be developed into a presentation to be provided to the school as a record of the activities.

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