Drones in forest operator education

Drones in forest operator education

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The learning effect increases for both observers and operators when seeing their work from a new angle, providing an opportunity for safe observation of pupils at work

Established 75 years ago, Solør VGS Sønsterud has since been a national leader in training for forestry operations. The campus is currently part of Solør VGS with around 500 students aged 16-18 years and 135 employees. Teaching takes place both indoors and outdoors and allows pupils a practical approach to forestry. The curriculum follows the yearly season with planning, forest culture and logging.
Drones are used as a supplement to teaching, where they film objects and stock as a basis for work in teaching. This is to visualize select challenges or to show before/after an activity. When training operation of forestry machines, drones allow students and teachers to see the work from a birds-eye perspective. Used correctly, this may lead to increased learning both for those who observe, but especially for those who are observed and who get to see themselves at work. The time every pupil can spend operating forestry machines is limited, it is therefore important to make good use of the time available. By filming every student operating a forestry machine, the learning outcome will be increased for the students by allowing them to see themselves and get positive and constructive feedback. Drones allow prioritization of areas for improvement.

Domain
Harvesting, infrastructure, logistics
Education and training
Challenge addressed
4.- Ensure a well-trained workforce through attractive skills development and education
Type of solution
eLearning, blended learning
Digital solution
Yes
Innovation
Yes
Country of origin
Norway
Scale of application
Regional/sub-national
Start and end year
-
Contact data
Owner or author
Solør High School
Head of Dpt. Helge Strætkvern
Reporter
Tretorget A/S
Ola Rostad
References and Resources
Project under which this factsheet has been created
Rosewood 4.0