Scouts around Sweden have documented their favorite trails with 360°-cameras | #ScoutView #ScoutsSweden | #SDG9

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This is Scout View

Scouts around Sweden have documented their favorite trails with 360°-cameras. Now you can join the adventure on Google Street View. Walk the trails we have walked, or hop directly to the spots that seem most exciting. We’ll keep walking and posting all through 2018 so remember to check back for new trails.

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Country Living and Future Technologies | Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche | TEDxFSCJ Learning Adventures

I have created a new TED ED lesson to be used in higher education courses. Our TEDxFSCJ Learning Adventures​ continue using this TED Talk in online discussions in Strategic Management, Information Systems, and Leadership courses.

Suburbs and rural areas are atracting a new generation of citizens who enjoy outdoors and the opportunity of exploring nature near their homes. New technologies are being used to provide services to these families. This TED Talk and TED Ed lesson give our students the opportunity to explore the future ouf our communities.

If you are thinking about country living take a look to this outdoors lesson.

Future tech will give you the benefits of city life anywhere | Julio Gil | TED@UPS


Thinking about Country Living. Don’t believe predictions that say the future is trending towards city living. Urbanization is actually reaching the end of its cycle, says logistics expert Julio Gil, and soon more people will be choosing to live (and work) in the countryside, thanks to rapid advances in augmented reality, autonomous delivery, off-the-grid energy and other technologies.

TED Ed Lesson link:

What are the pros or cons about moving out of big cities? How companies have to modify their strategies to offer their services and products to these new communities?

These are the views from our window in our home office in North Florida. We can spot several fall leaves in our backyard forest. We live in Jacksonville, Florida, a city with many urban forests and urban parks. Productivity is great when you work and can explore your own forest during the breaks. There are many opportunities for outdoors learning.

The questions are: How close you are to products and services do you need? Where is the nearest hospital? What natural disasters can disrupt your life? How to prepare yourself for country living emergencies? Answers are coming.


Science On a Sphere® SOS. Dataset of all the earthquakes from 2001 through 2015 | US NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

#OutdoorsData. Be Prepared for #Earthquakes#EmergencyPreparedness #Survival ==> Check out this new SOS dataset of all the earthquakes from 2001 through 2015 from the US NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center!

” This animation shows every recorded earthquake in sequence as they occurred from January 1, 2001, through December 31, 2015, at a rate of 30 days per second. The earthquake hypocenters first appear as flashes then remain as colored circles before shrinking with time so as not to obscure subsequent earthquakes. The size of the circle represents the earthquake magnitude while the color represents its depth within the earth. At the end of the animation it will first show all quakes in this 15-year period. Next, it will show only those earthquakes greater than magnitude 6.5, the smallest earthquake size known to make a tsunami. Finally it will only show those earthquakes with magnitudes of magnitude 8.0 or larger, the “great” earthquakes most likely to pose a tsunami threat when they occur under the ocean or near a coastline and when they are shallow within the earth (less than 100 km or 60 mi. deep).”

Discussion Questions: How do you prepared for earthquakes in your community? What are the most important #EmergencyPreparedness measures do you take to protect your family? Learn about your local #DisasterPlans. Share a link to your local Emergency Operations Center.

Courses: This post and discussions used in academic courses:

#StrategicManagement – #BusinessContinuity #DisasterRecovery #EmergencyPreparedness
#BusinessIntelligence – #DataAnalysis – #Datasets

Blog Updates: Outdoors University does nor offer courses, programs, or specific classes. This is collaborative outdoors learning. Teachers and professors are welcome to use our posts in on-ground and online classes. Just let us know to share it in the blog. Send your contributions or usage reports to

Expeditions and Great Landscape Photography Prints of Venezuela | Alberto Pomares | #eCommerce

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Alberto Pomares is a retired Navy officer and GIS professional. He brought his passion for photography to amazing outdoors scenery. He has traveled in strenuous expeditions to capture Canaima, and Tepuys in an unique way. He is also an university professor of Digital Photography. Here is a small sample of his photos.


He has also used the web and social media to promote adventures, tourism, and photography. He has used #eCommerce opportunities to sell his photos and to offer a worldwide print service. We can extract a variety of #OutdoorsLearning opportunities.


He is also using drones and hyper time-lapses to enhance commercial photography experiences. This is #ExtremePhotography. This is one sample of his hyper time-lapses.

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Outdoors Instagramers we follow to repost their photos | @globallearningnews

Outdoors Instagramers are learning new life lessons as they travel and share their views and thoughts. It is outdoors learning by using mobile photography, and instant sharing in social media. These are some of their public photos who are caught our attention. Follow their photo journals. We will share some of them that align with our learning topics. Message to @globallearningnews if you know an Instagramer that we should follow.

Outdoors Instagramers we follow to repost their photo journals
@albertopomares_photography– Commercial photography. Time-lapses. Venezuela
@barrogante – TEDxUPValencia Organizer. Spain
@iamjeanne_b – An MD by profession. Traveling and learning is her passion.
@corinasotillo – Traveler. Venezuela. United Arab Emirates.
@dominiquedieffenbach – College professor. Traveler. USA
@drlepervanche – Professor. TEDxFSCJ Organizer. Scouter. SCA Survivor. USA
@isaidgo – Traveling the world to re-learn. Jumping around the world.
@johnsilvaphototraveler – Photojournalist. Scouter. Travel in a Vespa. Ecuador.
@lawrenceim – TEDx curator. Spreading ideas to millions Chinese via @TEDtoChina
@myjulieee – In a world where you can be anything, be kind.
@n0ramaria – Traveler and Photographer. Amsterdam.
@richard_toygt86 – Semester at Sea.
@pablo.cigoy – Traveler, Chef, Photographer.
@patioscout – Social media. Society, environment, & peace news. Scouting. Chile.
@vamospedaleando –  Biking. Permaculture and sustainable life.

More Instagramers coming soon…

Mobile Devices and Social Media: Instant News and Knowledge | Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche | #CitizenReporters

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#CitizensReporters have been using #MobileDevices and #SocialMedia to share instant news, videos, texts, and pictures during times of crisis. We have seen political demonstrations, elections, events, disasters, and many more cases. We have in our hands a powerful computer, communicator, and camera to share and connect with family and friends. We also use these technologies to access #InstantKnowledge about the events, stories, and background information. We are more connected to our mobile devices but also using them to be more connected to people.

#HurricaneMaria and #EarthquakeMexico2017 are recent examples about the use of mobile technologies and smartphone apps to send emergency messages, find relatives, share videos and pictures that later are shown in traditional TV channels.

The issue is to avoid censorship, hacking, fake news, and disruption of the signal. People in Puerto Rico are struggling to communicate and share that they are safe. These are small examples of the increasing dependence of technologies and energy. The bottom line is to know what are we learning during emergencies. We continue with our adapted #Scouting mottos: #BePreparedForemergencies, #BePreparedToChange.

What are we learning about the use of social media and mobile devices?

Here is the report and pictures from Alan Taylor | The Atlantic:
Disconnected by Disaster—Photos From a Battered Puerto Rico

Here is our CNN iReport about the use of mobile technologies during another crisis.
#CitizensReporters 2013
CNN iReport: Venezuelan Elections in New Orleans | #CitizenReporters

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