This project explores the use of non-speech audio as a tool for accessible or augmented learning. The goal is to pilot the use of these soundtracks alongside classic lesson methods and evaluate the role of immersive sound as an alternative (or additional) mechanism of learning.
Centre for Integrated Earth Science Education (iEarth) became a Centre of Excellence in Education (SFU) in 2020. We see progress on many of the ambitions we set out in the project proposal and the action plan. However, curriculum redesign and cultural changes in academia is a slow process that takes time to fulfil. We are on track and believe that our effort in the last year is visible internally and to external collaborators. In the annual report for 2022, we look back on what happened and look forward to revising some of our plans for further progress. iEarth is an innovation project, and we, therefore, need to continuously revise our strategies to reach our long-term visions and goals.
Who can apply? Faculty, postdocs, PhD students, and students from Earth Science institutions. Instructors and students at Norwegian institutions outside iEarth can also apply for funding, however it is required that there exists collaboration with colleagues at the iEarth institutions.