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ERIC Number: EJ839095
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1038-2046
Towards Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Implementation: A Case Study
Meaney, Miriam
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, v15 n3 p283-288 Aug 2006
"Despite its central role in real-world geography, the Geographic Information System (GIS) has had little uptake to date in School Geography." (Wiegand, 2001) This statement can be accurately applied to the author's current school setting and was the focus of her and her colleagues' case study, commenced in 2004 and continued into 2005. The study was undertaken as part of a Masters degree in e-Learning at University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. It examined the steps taken and the challenges faced by a team of researchers, two geography teachers, and this author, who is the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) Co-ordinator at the school. The author's interest in the project arose from a concern that, in her experience, technology had been poorly integrated into school programmes. Teachers make decisions based on their own limited experiences and technologically complex learning applications such as GIS are not provided to students. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia