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Scarletto, Edith – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2013
This study used both focus groups (qualitative) and survey data (quantitative) to develop and expand an instruction program for GIS services. It examined the needs and preferences faculty and graduate students have for learning about GIS applications for teaching and research. While faculty preferred in person workshops and graduate students…
Descriptors: Evidence, Best Practices, Geographic Information Systems, Program Development
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Thomas, Megan D. – Education Finance and Policy, 2017
Did the World War II (WWII) GI Bill increase the probability of completing high school and further affect the probability of poverty and employment for the cohorts for whom it benefited? This paper studies whether the GI Bill, one of the largest public financial aid policies for education, affected low education levels in addition to its…
Descriptors: Veterans, Federal Legislation, Graduation, Poverty
Jo, Injeong – Geography Teacher, 2018
This 45 minute inquiry lesson can be used for a high school world geography or AP Human Geography course when the class discusses various issues regarding world energy resources. The lesson focuses on two particular issues: fossil fuel dependency and the growing energy demand. Students will examine the geographic distribution of current energy…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Geographic Information Systems, Inquiry, Energy Education
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Imran, Muhammad; Jabeen, Munazza – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2021
Identifying scientific collaborations helps in establishing new research policies and linkages among academic institutions. Geographical information system (GIS) research is relatively new in higher education in developing countries. Investigating scholarly communication is challenging for GIS research due to its broad application. Therefore, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geographic Information Systems, Communication (Thought Transfer), Scholarship
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Ridha, Syahrul; Utaya, Sugeng; Bachri, Syamsul; Handoyo, Budi – Journal of Social Studies Education Research, 2019
Geographic skills area major competency that must be developed through spatial thinking. This paper describes whether learning material questions about Geographic Information System (GIS) in geography textbooks contains components of spatial thinking: concepts of space, use of representation tools, and reasoning processes. This study uses a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Locational Skills (Social Studies), Geographic Information Systems, Spatial Ability
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Ricker, Britta; Thatcher, Jim – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2017
As humans and natural processes continuously reshape the surface of the Earth, there is an unceasing need to document and analyze them through the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The public is gaining more access to spatial technologies that were once only available to highly trained professionals. With technological evolution comes a…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Geographic Information Systems, Guidelines
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Argles, Tom – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2017
Strong demand for GIS and burgeoning cohorts have encouraged the delivery of GIS teaching via online distance education models. This contribution reviews a brief foray (2012-2014) into this field by the Open University, deploying open source GIS software to enable students to perform practical science investigations online. The "Remote…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Online Courses, Distance Education, Educational Technology
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Xiang, Xi; Liu, Yan – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
There is a dearth of research concerning the learning effects of web-based mapping tools on students with different learning characteristics. This study investigates the extent that different learning styles exert an influence on spatial thinking of students within a web-based GIS mapping environment. Thirty six sophomores utilized the tools over…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Cognitive Style, Geographic Information Systems, Undergraduate Students
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Marra, Wouter A.; van de Grint, Liesbeth; Alberti, Koko; Karssenberg, Derek – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2017
Field courses are essential for subjects like Earth Sciences, Geography and Ecology. In these topics, GIS is used to manage and analyse spatial data, and offers quantitative methods that are beneficial for fieldwork. This paper presents changes made to a first-year Earth Sciences field course in the French Alps, where new GIS methods were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Earth Science, Geographic Information Systems, Statistical Analysis
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Kong, Ningning; Fosmire, Michael; Branch, Benjamin Dewayne – College & Research Libraries, 2017
In the academic libraries' efforts to support digital humanities and social science, GIS service plays an important role. However, there is no general service model existing about how libraries can develop GIS services to best engage with digital humanities and social science. In this study, we adopted the action research method to develop and…
Descriptors: Action Research, Library Development, Geographic Information Systems, Academic Libraries
Dortch, Cassandria – Congressional Research Service, 2017
The GI Bills® provide financial assistance to individuals, whose eligibility is based on their or a family member's experience in the uniformed services, while enrolled in approved programs of education or training programs. Throughout the 114th Congress, the House and the Senate committees on veterans' affairs have held several GI Bill oversight…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Veterans, Veterans Education, Student Financial Aid
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De Rosa, Marcello; Bartoli, Luca – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2017
Purpose: The aim of the paper is to evaluate how advisory services stimulate the adoption of rural development policies (RDP) aiming at value creation. Design/methodology/approach: By linking the use of agricultural extension services (AES) to policies for value creation, we will put forward an empirical analysis in Italy, with the aim of…
Descriptors: Farm Management, Agricultural Occupations, Advisory Committees, Adoption (Ideas)
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Pesaresi, Cristano; Van Der Schee, Joop; Pavia, Davide – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2017
The project "3D and 4D Simulations for Landscape Reconstruction and Damage Scenarios: GIS Pilot Applications" has been devised with the intention to deal with the demand for research, innovation and applicative methodology on the part of the international programme, requiring concrete results to increase the capacity to know, anticipate…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Simulated Environment, Natural Disasters, Geometric Concepts
Kerski, Joseph J. – Geography Teacher, 2017
Teaching about economics and business has a long tradition in geography. Planning the optimal site for a business or service in a community; examining the demographics and behavior of a certain target market; studying supply chain management to build a specific product such as a mobile phone or a piece of furniture; and examining median income by…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Geography, Business, Geographic Information Systems
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Anunti, Henna; Vuopala, Essi; Rusanen, Jarmo – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2020
The fast rate of technological development in today's modern, digitalized society provides new opportunities and challenges for the future of geography education. The availability of geographic applications and geographical information systems (GIS) also create many interesting possibilities for the analysis, interpretation and production of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Geography Instruction, Geographic Information Systems, Portfolios (Background Materials)
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