ERA: Enhancing Fieldwork Learning in South Wales

Jamie using a Netbook on a local wireless network to view a set of shared photos taken on smartphones from by his colleagues.

The ERA portable wireless toolkit being demonstrated at Margam Field Studies Centre as part of the HEA's Enhancing Fieldwork Learning showcase event last weekend.

This weekend we’ve been at the Field Studies Council’s Margham Discovery Centre,  on the hills overlooking Port Talbot steelworks. The Enhancing Fieldwork Learning project kindly invited us to demonstrate ERA technology to key UK fieldwork education practitioners alongside an engaging 2-day programme of presentations, discussions and traditional Welsh weather.

Delegates at the Enhancing Fieldwork Learning showcase event taking part in the demonstration of the ERA toolkit.

Jennie, Derek and Alison using a netbook computer on a temporary local wireless network used for sharing data within groups on a fieldwork course.


A short video of the Enhancing Fieldwork Learning showcase event at Margam Field Studies Centre. Chris Thomson from JISC Netskills shot and edited the video on his iPhone (3GS) using the Vimeo video editing app.