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Dickinson, Simon; Telford, Andrew – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2020
Increasing attention is being given to how educators might incorporate digital story-mapping into undergraduate geography teaching and assessment, with a particular focus evident on the quantitative and GIS-based values of these technologies. However, we argue that the visual elements of digital story-mapping technologies also raise questions…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Qualitative Research, Research Training, Geographic Information Systems
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Paterson, Mark; Glass, Michael R. – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2015
Google Glass was deployed in an Urban Studies field course to gather videographic data for team-based student research projects. We evaluate the potential for wearable computing technology such as Glass, in combination with other mobile computing devices, to enhance reflexive research skills, and videography in particular, during field research.…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Interactive Video, Urban Studies, Student Research
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Howard, Jonathon Leigh – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2011
Teaching conservation management means more than just learning about solving complex and difficult environmental issues. Such learning must also consider the likely administrative context that students will end up working in. This article outlines the development of a role-play that uses online technology to teach several administrative processes…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Conservation (Environment), Parks, Computer Uses in Education
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Slocum, Terry A.; Dunbar, Matthew D.; Egbert, Stephen L. – Journal of Geography, 2007
This article discusses modern stereoscopic displays for geographic education, focusing on a large-format display--the GeoWall. To evaluate the potential of the GeoWall, geography instructors were asked to express their reactions to images viewed on the GeoWall during a focus group experiment. Instructors overwhelmingly supported using the GeoWall,…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Focus Groups, Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods
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McClurg, Patricia A.; Buss, Alan – Journal of Geography, 2007
This article explains a professional development experience of fifth to twelfth grade teachers in using geographic information systems (GIS) and global positioning systems (GPS) technologies to enhance classroom teaching and learning environments. A key challenge faced by the developers was whether teachers would value the technology tools enough…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Faculty Development, Middle School Teachers, Geography Instruction
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Edsall, Robert; Wentz, Elizabeth – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2007
Two experiments investigating the benefit of computer-based applications in geography education are presented. The computer-based methods employ concepts of visualization, including animation and interactivity, to facilitate active learning. These computer-based methods are compared with physical (i.e. tangible) models, which themselves can be…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Learning Strategies, Visualization, Active Learning
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Wright, Dawn J.; Dibiase, David – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2005
The results of an informal survey to uncover the diversity of existing programmes in GIScience are presented. The survey was an activity of the Distance Education Working Group within the Education Committee of the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS), a consortium of 61 US research universities from 37 states whose…
Descriptors: Information Science, Distance Education, Geography Instruction, Research Universities
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Kerski, Joseph J. – Journal of Geography, 2003
Geographic information systems (GIS) technology and methods have transformed decision-making in society by bringing geographic analysis to the desktop computer. Although some educators consider GIS to be a promising means for implementing reform, it has been adopted by less than 2 percent of American high schools. The reasons behind the interest…
Descriptors: High Schools, Geography, Information Systems, Computer Uses in Education
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Bednarz, Sarah Witham; Audet, Richard H. – Journal of Geography, 1999
Presents a survey on the degree of training in geographic-information systems (GIS) given to prospective geography teachers. Reveals that only a handful of programs intentionally expose student teachers to GIS in a meaningful manner. Discusses implications for plans to integrate GIS into the curriculum. (DSK)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Castleford, John; Robinson, Geoff – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 1998
Observes that the use of information technology in university geography instruction in the United Kingdom has gradually increased over the past two decades. Argues that experimentation with educational technology has been marginal but is becoming more mainstream due to the availability of funding under the Teaching and Learning Technology Program.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Policy, Educational Technology
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Charman, Dan; Elmes, Andy – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 1998
Describes the introduction of computer-based assessment (CBA) in a first-year module in geographical data analysis, and evaluates student opinion and performance in response to this. Finds that students generally reacted positively and that overall module evaluations improved; student interest and examination performance (based on average test…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Uses in Education, Data Analysis
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Towse, Raymond J.; Garside, Peter – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 1998
Discusses software and logistical issues and proposed solutions in the development of a system for delivery of flexible and distance-based learning using a computer-assisted learning module and computer-based testing. Assesses initial evaluative responses to the new system and to this mode of learning in general. (DSK)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Uses in Education, Distance Education
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Browne, Tom; Funnell, Don – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 1998
Outlines the rationale for a course designed to deliver key spatial skills to a large cohort of students using computer-aided learning methods and the World Wide Web. Examines the results in the context of using technology to enhance learning. Follows up by noting and assessing subsequent changes to the course. (DSK)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Uses in Education, Course Content
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Burkill, Sue – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 1998
Considers how computer-assisted learning (CAL) can be integrated into a skills curriculum, and argues that CAL can provide a flexible approach to developing a range of skills and support the development of competence in information technology. Finds that a carefully designed program can be an appropriate learning strategy for skills courses. (DSK)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Design
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Grattan, John – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 1998
Describes attempts to devise effective strategies to develop students' communication and information technology (CIT) skills. Compares the outcomes of three modules that used learning materials mounted on the Internet. Finds that the provision of minimal instruction, low assessment weighting, and an experiential learning atmosphere encouraged…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Design
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