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check out this webinar, from Directions Media. How to Teach with the ArcGIS Platform, October 29th.
I was recently contacted by someone asking for advice about developing and teaching an online GIS course. What follows is based on what I wrote in my e-mail response. I’m pretty new to this myself, having taught my first online GIS course last fall, but perhaps that’s a good thing, as the experience of going… Continue reading
At this time of year, educators’ minds often turn to grading. And how much a despised part of academia it is. Whether it’s an exam or the ubiquitous “final project” that characterize so many GIS courses, I’m curious about assessment of student learning of GIS in general. I don’t often see “learning outcomes” on GIS syllabi. More… Continue reading
Announcing the Introduction to GIScience Collaborative Interactive Multimedia Textbook for iPad Project The Introduction to GIScience iBook leverages the capabilities of iBooks to deliver rich, interactive content on the iPad. This iBook is designed to capture the attention of digital and mobile natives; the target audience is high school, community college and first year undergraduate… Continue reading
On most campuses of higher education, there are relatively few people who know about GIS, but sometimes those others are exactly the people that ought to know, or need to know, or might enjoy knowing. Here are some approaches, strategies, and stories for talking to higher education administrators about GIS. We know these ideas are… Continue reading