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ERIC Number: EJ788442
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1341
Wireless Mapping, GIS, and Learning about the Digital Divide: A Classroom Experience
Giordano, Alberto; Lu, Yongmei; Anderson, Sharolyn; Fonstad, Mark
Journal of Geography, v106 n6 p285-295 Nov 2007
The purpose of this article is to describe a capstone course in undergraduate student geographical research in which GIS and other geospatial tools were used to teach undergraduate students basic geographical principles. The course uses the "cooperative learning" pedagogical approach to address one of a number of client-supplied research projects, chosen on the basis of logistical difficulty, time, student ability, and project importance. In the connection of primary data with existing data, students confronted a number of important research issues such as mapping ethics, database design and management, time management, group dynamics, and research limitations. (Contains 4 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A