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ERIC Number: EJ1002673
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1038-2046
GIS Learning Objects: An Approach to Content Aggregation
Govorov, Michael; Gienko, Gennady
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, v22 n2 p155-171 2013
Content development and maintenance of geographic information systems (GIS) related courses, especially designed for distance and online delivery, could be a tedious task even for an experienced instructor. The paper outlines application of abstract instructional design techniques for modeling course structure and developing corresponding course content using the concept of learning objects. The paper elaborates on theoretical and methodological aspects of using learning object to design a family of the subject-related courses. Feasibility of the developed methodology is illustrated by the practical implementation using author-it component content management system. The developed course content pyramid, learning objects, and other course content components were used to compile lectures and laboratory assignments for different GIS courses, designed both for in-class and online delivery. (Contains 2 tables and 8 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Canada (Toronto)