ERIC Number: ED066858
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Computerized Instruction in Undergraduate Geography.
Fielding, Gordon J., Ed.; Rumage, Kennard W., Ed.
Different approaches to using computer-assisted instruction (CAI) in teaching geography are presented in this collection of papers. The first paper overviews the use of computers in undergraduate instruction. Next is a paper on a program at the University of Iowa which was designed to introduce students to some of the basic principles associated with spatial competition in location theory through sequentially ordered games. Following this paper is a presentation of a unit developed at the University of Minnesota which reviews heat and moisture balances and then applies these principles to man-environment interaction in East Africa. A third CAI program, from the State University of New York, examines aspects of land use decision through a gaming situation. A program designed primarily to develop the concept of relative locational advantage with respect to port growth, and to explore the structure of models and their application in problem solving, is presented next. The final CAI program is an exercise that explores concepts of distance and direction in geography. Three abstracts of additional geography-related CAI units are also included. (SH)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Programs, Games, Geography Instruction, Simulation, Undergraduate Study
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Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC.
Note: Geographic Technical Paper Series, Number 6