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Kerski, Joseph J.; Demirci, Ali; Milson, Andrew J. – Journal of Geography, 2013
This study analyzes the status of GIS in schools in thirty-three countries and proposes recommendations for advancing the implementation and effectiveness of GIS in secondary education from an international perspective. Thirty-three countries have been evaluated in the study to assess the global landscape of educational GIS by analyzing how GIS is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography, Geography Instruction, Geographic Information Systems
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Brysch, Carmen P.; Huynh, Niem Tu; Scholz, Michael – Journal of Geography, 2012
Computer games, whether accessed online or through commercial software, have learning potential in educational settings. However, alignment with national, state, or local curriculum requirements can create a barrier. The purpose of this study was to conduct a content analysis of selected games that could be used in a sixth grade geography or…
Descriptors: Geography, National Standards, Computers, Content Analysis
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Demirci, Ali – Journal of Geography, 2011
This article reports the results of a study that explored the applicability and effectiveness of a GIS-based exercise implemented by a teacher on a single computer in an ordinary classroom. The GIS-based exercise was implemented in two different environments with two different groups of students. The study reveals that implementing GIS exercises…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Computers, Word Study Skills, Geographic Information Systems
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Carlson, Tom – Journal of Geography, 2007
This article describes a pedagogic foundation for introducing a field-based geographic information systems (GIS) experience to the GIS curriculum at the university level and uses a dual evaluation methodology to monitor student learning and satisfaction. Students learned the basics of field-based global position systems (GPS) and GIS data…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Learning Experience, Internet, Geography Instruction
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Hepner, George F. – Journal of Geography, 1985
Presents tips to help geography educators at all levels set up a computer mapping laboratory. Discusses what a computer mapping laboratory is, needs and planning, software, hardware selection, and laboratory operation. (RM)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computers, Definitions
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MacEachren, Alan M. – Journal of Geography, 1987
This paper considers the origins of computer mapping, where it is today, and where it is headed in the future. The emphasis is on fundamental changes in cartography, the way geographers approach map portrayal of spatial data, and the use of maps in spatial problem solving that have resulted from computerization. (JDH)
Descriptors: Cartography, Computer Uses in Education, Computers, Geography
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Rivizzigno, Victoria L. – Journal of Geography, 1980
Emphasizes the importance of computer instruction and statistical methods and suggests ways in which instructors of geography on the college level can alleviate student fears. Tips include discussing geography as a science, explaining the relevance of the scientific method to a specific research problem in geography, and introducing problem…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Computers, Data Analysis, Fear