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The first trial with actual students!

My name is Sarah Anstis-Smith and I work at Preston Montford Field Centre as a Senior Tutor in ecology.  So far I have only really been involved with trialling parts of the pond FNS as a pretend student and found it to be a very exciting new way to collect data with students in the […]

River observations at Carding Mill Valley

Today Dave, Jim, Javi and Phil (from the FSC) took me to Carding Mill Valley and showed me the river observation and data collection activities that they do there with groups of students. We walked up the river to get a sense of the location, and Dave and Jim gave me a data collection worksheet […]

Field Network System (FNS) Project

The Field Network System project is a collaboration with the Field Studies Council (FSC) to produce a portable web server and network to support outdoor learning. The project will involve Chris Valentine, Damian Dadswell and myself from the Open University (OU); and Sam Rudd (Curriculum Development Manager), James Drever (IT Manager), Javi Hidalgo (Network Manager) […]

Welcome to the WebLab blog

Welcome to the WebLab site, this is a collection of notes and resources associated with WebLab projects. WebLab is a shorthand phrase for Web Laboratory. WebLab was set up by Dr Peter Whalley, a Senior Research Fellow at the Knowledge Media Institute, in 2007 as a place to develop and share web-based models, simulations and […]