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Mobile Classroom

Using inter-vehicle wireless networking and application sharing, a "mobile classroom", can provide a rich, collaborative teaching and discussion environment; utilizing what otherwise would be part of the educational down-time during extended periods of travel. For example, an instructor could give a short PowerPoint lecture or share a real-time video feed to help orient students to a geologic feature they are discussing.

There is a wealth of supplemental materials that are often provided to a student on a field trip: field guides, papers, figures, maps, etc. By also providing this material to students in an electronic format on their GeoPad, the field-trip experience can be enhanced in a number of ways including:

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