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ERIC Number: EJ784211
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1341
A Field-Based Learning Experience for Introductory Level GIS Students
Carlson, Tom
Journal of Geography, v106 n5 p193-198 Sep 2007
This article describes a pedagogic foundation for introducing a field-based geographic information systems (GIS) experience to the GIS curriculum at the university level and uses a dual evaluation methodology to monitor student learning and satisfaction. Students learned the basics of field-based global position systems (GPS) and GIS data collection and management using hand-held devices. Overall, students were appreciative of the opportunity to learn new techniques. Questionnaire data support the conclusion that a field-based GIS inquiry approach is a pedagogical strategy in a GIS curriculum that engages students and results in positive learning outcomes. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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