ERIC Number: EJ1024444
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
Fully Engaging Students in the Remote Sensing Process through Field Experience
Rundquist, Bradley C.; Vandeberg, Gregory S.
Journal of Geography, v112 n6 p262-270 2013
Field data collection is often crucial to the success of investigations based upon remotely sensed data. Students of environmental remote sensing typically learn about the discipline through classroom lectures, a textbook, and computer laboratory sessions focused on the interpretation and processing of aircraft and satellite data. The importance of field validation of the data and products derived from them is rarely demonstrated through a field experience. Exercises designed for two separate courses are described: one at the undergraduate level and one at the graduate level. Through the comparison of pre- and post-test results, it was concluded that efforts to engage students in remote sensing data collection significantly benefits their understanding of the physical basis of environmental remote sensing (radiation/Earth surface interaction).
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Satellites (Aerospace), Field Instruction, Pretests Posttests, Radiation, Spectroscopy, College Students, Student Characteristics, Measurement Equipment, Geographic Concepts
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: North Dakota