Virtual Reality Strike and Dip Tool
The Strike and Dip tool itself will be demonstrated: all its functionalities, how to use it, the different mapping environments, how to navigate, etc.
It is used as a lab exercise to teach the use of strike and dip measurements for making a geologic map and cross section. It is an alternative to learning these skills on a field trip. The target audience is undergraduate students in early stages of learning field mapping such as an introductory physical geology course or introductory field techniques exercise.
Why It Works
It is a highly interactive virtual reality pedagogical tool where the act of taking field measurements is practiced within a controlled environment that is relatively easy to implement for online learning. Students can practice learning field field mapping without physical, geographic or cultural barriers to the field itself, as well as without (high) financial or logistical barriers.