Virtual Fieldtrip

 

Definition

A virtual fieldtrip (VFT) is a simulated field trip available online that can be live or asynchronous. VFT's often include some combination of live video, multimedia materials (including photos, images, videos, audio, etc.) and supporting documents and resources for the teacher.

 

Features

Virtual fieldtrips are cost-effective and flexible compared with traditional field trips. VFT's offer students opportunities to see places that are impractical or impossible to visit in person. The interactive features of many VFTs also enhance students' learning experiences.

 

Links

Virtual Field Trips – Utah Education Network

Internet4Classrooms -- VFT

Electronic Field Trips -- History

Virtual Fieldtrip Guide for Global Studies*

*Contributed by Molly Reedas, Student Teacher and Social Studies Tutor