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Developing learner independence through field-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

CLAD, LDU (2009) Developing learner independence through field-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham. (Unpublished)

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Identification Number/DOI: HIST026

Abstract

This project sought to facilitate the process of students enhancing their skills in the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and using these to develop practices of independent learning. The focus was on producing resources for staff to help embed GIS within the curriculum within GEES. Primary among these resources was a generic skills training course made available via WebCT. This self-guided course operates at a number of levels, from complete novice to more advanced user seeking to augment their existing skill set. Undergraduates, doctoral researchers and staff alike are able to use these materials and apply these techniques to their own research/teaching interests. This material is not only used within GEES, offers the potential to make these techniques accessible across the College of Life and Environmental Sciences, as well as the wider university.

Type of Work:Monograph (Project Report)
School/Faculty:Schools (1998 to 2008) > School of Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences
Department:School of Geography Earth and Environmental Sciences
Additional Information:

The original papers that comprise this project are stored at Centre for Learning and Academic Development (CLAD), University of Birmingham. Please contact CLAD using the email address cladprojects@contacts.bham.ac.uk for any further information.
This project is linked to http://epapers.bham.ac.uk/1564/

Series/Collection Name:Education Enhancement Projects
Keywords:learner independence, LiP, generic WebCT, WebCT, module leaders, data-specific case studies, base maps, ArcGIS and mobile ArcPad, GPS in ArcPad,field data,GEES, Geographic Information Systems' techniques accessible,
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Funders:LDU LiP
Copyright Status:This project report is copyright of the author and the University of Birmingham. Any use made of information contained in this project must be acknowledged. Further distribution or reproduction in any format is prohibited without the permission of the copyright holder.
Copyright Holders:University of Birmingham
ID Code:1576

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