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Author : Christian Schott
School/Work Place : Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Contact : christian.schott@vuw.ac.nz
Year : 2012

Due to the financial constraints on the part of the educational institution as well as the student, offsetting the GHG emissions generated by the fieldtrip is often not regarded as financially feasible, or subject to doubts about the integrity and implementation of carbon-offsetting. Furthermore, there are other pressures such as increasing institutional concern about liability issues which pose further challenges to the fieldtrip tradition. Positioned in this context, the notion of a ‘virtual’ fieldtrip supported by students conducting real fieldwork offers a very attractive option to harness many of the pedagogical benefits of real fieldtrips, while minimising the production of GHG emissions. Innovation in the form of significant advances in virtual reality software over the last decade is at the heart of this opportunity, which allows students to learn about the rationale for and practice of sustainable development in a very vivid manner while minimising their own contribution to environmentally unsustainable activities. The overarching aim of the paper then is to discuss the concept of virtual fieldtrips as a mechanism to directly and indirectly reduce GHG emissions through innovative use of ICT. Specifically, the paper’s aims are as follows:

  • Provide a brief overview of how a virtual fieldtrip can be implemented
  • Examine the reduction in GHG emissions achieved by conducting a virtual instead of a real fieldtrip
  • Discuss the climate change-related educational implications of conducting a virtual fieldtrip which focuses on sustainable tourism development

List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort Date
214 Think Tank IX The West in the East: Conflict in the Values of Volunt... file 4443 Oct 13, 2013

Consequently, the aim of this research was to explore the complexity of trying to work within a framework of sustainability, with a given number of stakeholders (in this case, a UK organisation, its customers (volunteers, primarily British) ...

Author: Angela M. Benson 

Year: 2009 

213 Think Tank XIV Exploring the Relationship between General Environment... file 4427 Jun 26, 2014

These challenges raise the questions of how to determine who is environmentally friendly, i.e. who is potentially part of this group acknowledging the range and diversity in environmental behaviours and their uptake. An alternative approach ...

Author: Anja Hergesell 

Year: 2014 

212 Think Tank XIII Assessing Community Quality of Life in the Context of ... file 4318 Nov 06, 2013

One of major purposes of tourism development in a destination is to improve the quality of life (QOL) of host community. In the tourism literature, resident QOL has been discussed in the research of resident attitudes toward tourism. However...

Author: Chia-Pin Simo Yu, Shu Tian Cole & H. Charles Chancellor 

Year: 2013 

211 Think Tank XVIII The Munich Streetlife Festival: A case study on a gree... file 4315 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: Green events, sustainability communication, theory of planned behaviour, transtheoretical model, structure equation model

Author: Elias Butzmann & Christina Tölkes 

Year: 2018 

210 Think Tank IX Sustainable Tourism Principles Reflected in Award-Winn... file 4302 Oct 13, 2013

There has been increased attention given to sustainable tourism monitoring and evaluation efforts, including corporate policies, guidelines and codes of conduct as well as certification programs (e.g., Dodds and Joppe 2005; Font and Harris ...

Author: Stuart Levy & Donald Hawkins 

Year: 2009 

209 Think Tank X The Role of Knowledge-based Networks in Sustainable To... file 4290 Oct 13, 2013

In practice, tourism organisations tend to be more serious towards their financial viability and therefore undermine long-term socio-cultural and environmental consequences. In so doing they impede their own ability and that of the destinat...

Author: Ehsan Ahmed & Larry Dwyer 

Year: 2010 

208 Think Tank XIII Tourism development led by the Third Sector - Impacts ... file 4274 Nov 06, 2013

Most tourism development is initiated and led by either the private or the public sector. These projects’ potential impacts on host communities have been explored since the 1980s, and they are now relatively well known. This is not the case ...

Author: Julia N. Albrecht & My N. D. Tran 

Year: 2013 

207 Think Tank XIX Innovation Generator. Ideas for Sustainable Tourism Pr... file 4272 Oct 23, 2019

Key words: Innovation generator, Sustainable tourism, Alps, projects, Switzerland Page: 208-213 Innovation Generator.pdf Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Norma...

Author: Fabian Weber 

Year: 2019 

206 Think Tank IV The Benefits of Visitor and Non-Visitor Research in th... file 4270 Oct 13, 2013

Our premise in this paper is that if sustainable tourism development and management is to meet the needs of both the present and the future then it is equally important to prioritise research on those who visit tourism destinations (and incl...

Author: Pat Sterry & Debra Leighton 

Year: 2004 

205 Think Tank XIV Local Networks as Sustainable Policy Instruments: A Ca... file 4260 Jun 27, 2014

In this case study, a communication network among local hotel managers was examined, first to assess the extent of communication among hotel managers, and second to identify influential members within the network. Communication with respect ...

Author: Karen Irene Thal & Tracy Burkett 

Year: 2014 

204 Think Tank VI Service Learning in Tourism Educational Programs – A S... file 4254 Oct 13, 2013

A problem in developing new tourism markets remains how to resource them from an existing employment base. Key questions arising are: Do current tourism enterprises have the existing skills to move into these new markets for sustainable tour...

Author: Susan Anita Briggs 

Year: 2006 

203 Think Tank XV The role of interpretation in mindfulness/mindlessness... file 4249 Jul 27, 2015

Cultural tourism is recently receiving increasing attention from southern African countries (The South African National Heritage and Cultural Tourism Strategy, 2012; Van Veuren, 2001). Cultural tourism is promoted as a local development stra...

Author: Haretsebe Manwa, Dudu Boemah & Emile Coetzee 

Year: 2015 

202 Think Tank V Managing of Public Risks in Tourism: Towards Sustainab... file 4226 Oct 13, 2013

How to manage risks that endanger development of tourism but that are caused by tourism itself? An industry-based model is presented as an analytic tool and adapted to the situation in tourism. It is argued that development of tourism lacks ...

Author: Yoram Krozer & Else Redzepovic 

Year: 2005 

201 Think Tank XII Enhancing Social Capital through Networking for Sustai... file 4217 Nov 06, 2013

Social capital has been recognised as a factor affecting sustainable development in every discipline. A network or a partnership is identified as a “structural” form of social capital and a tool to empower participants in the networks. There...

Author: Attama Nilnoppkun 

Year: 2012 

200 Think Tank XII Understanding Tourism Flows and Patterns: A Case Study... file 4217 Nov 06, 2013

This paper reports on the outcomes of two collaborative research projects, conducted in conjunction with destination management authorities. The projects used GPS tracking devices to find out how various kinds of visitors moved around two Au...

Author: Deborah Edwards & Tony Griffin 

Year: 2012 

199 Think Tank XIV Sustainable Tourism Mobility: Recommended Strategies f... file 4215 Jun 26, 2014

Transport is a vital and integral component of the tourism system yet it contributes the most emissions in tourism (Dubois, Peeters, Ceron, & Gössling, 2011; Peeters & Dubois, 2010). In line with the global concerns for sustainabilit...

Author: Diem-Trinh Le-Klähn 

Year: 2014 

198 Think Tank IV Cultural Tourism as a Means for Sustainability in a Ma... file 4199 Oct 13, 2013

Tourism has become for many islands a means of social, economic and cultural development through the creation of jobs, raising standards of living and through the development of local resources for culture and heritage. Thus, many of these d...

Author: Chryso Panayidou 

Year: 2004 

197 Think Tank XVII The Role of Tour guide for Sustainable Tourism with th... file 4183 Aug 17, 2017

The emergence of information technology has a profound impact on tourism industry. Today, visitors are more inclined to have searched the Internet to gain more pre-tour knowledge for the destinations than before. The advances of the various ...

Author: Daisy Suk-fong FUNG 

Year: 2017 

196 Think Tank XV Environmental beliefs and feelings toward nature among... file 4181 Jul 27, 2015

Tourists are often depicted as irresponsible consumers, with mass tourism being linked to extensive consumerism in society (Sharpley, 2012; Singh, 2012)and tourists as consumers are part of the “culture-ideology of consumerism” (Higgins-Desb...

Author: Elizabeth Ann Kruger 

Year: 2015 

195 Think Tank IX The Role of Values in Sustainable Tourism Education file 4166 Oct 13, 2013

This presentation discusses the role of values in the context of sustainable tourism education. However, it does not seek to engage in the debate about the definition of Sustainable Tourism nor the differences between this concept and Sustai...

Author: Christian Schott 

Year: 2009 

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