Electronic Field Trips Theoretical Rationale

Electronic field trips provide opportunities and experiences that are similar to those of traditional field trips: exposure to “real” people and events, a compelling context for required school subjects, and the opportunity to make connections. The electronic field trip can provide the kinds of situations and tools that enhance follow-up activities.

Electronic field trips address some educational issues while raising others; the issues raised in the context of the electronic field trip should be considered challenges that teachers and students can face together.