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ERIC Number: EJ1125156
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8265
Drawing the Line with Google Earth: The Place of Digital Mapping outside of Geography
Mercier, O. Ripeka; Rata, Arama
Journal of Geography in Higher Education, v41 n1 p75-93 2017
The "Te Kawa a Maui Atlas" project explores how mapping activities support undergraduate student engagement and learning in Maori studies. This article describes two specific assignments, which used online mapping allowing students to engage with the work of their peers. By analysing student evaluations of these activities, we identify four aspects that benefit student engagement: mapping "diversifies" the learning experience; mapping promotes acquisition of a different "skill" set; online mapping allowed more open "sharing" of work and; mapping promotes "place"-based learning. Some students were ambivalent about the assignments, so mapping should only be used to support other learning objectives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand
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