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ERIC Number: EJ839832
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1038-2046
Assessment of Learning Outcomes: The Example of Spatial Analysis at Bowling Green State University
Smith, Bruce W.; Zhou, Yu
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, v14 n3 p211-216 Aug 2005
This article provides an overview of a developing approach to assessing selected undergraduate geography courses at Bowling Green State University (BGSU). The assessment focuses on the students' skills in collecting, integrating, analysing, displaying, and communicating spatial information and data sources using mapping and geographic information systems (GIS). For convenience, this set of skills is referred to as spatial analysis. After describing the institutional context, which has shaped this approach, the assessment methodology will be outlined, and the strengths and weaknesses will be discussed. Anticipated future directions will also be reviewed. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio