Teaching CyberGIS to Undergraduates

Authors: Jennifer Swift*, University of Southern California
Topics: Cyberinfrastructure, Higher Education, Geography Education
Keywords: CyberGIS, Higer Education, Undergraduate, Teaching
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/10/2018
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: Grand Ballroom A, Astor, 2nd Floor
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Innovative lessons in utilizing CyberGIS infrastructure and research are currently being integrated into many higher education GI Science curriculums. A flipped approach is being developed aimed at teaching undergraduates when and how to use CyberGIS to tackle real-world spatial modeling problems, such as processing big spatial data to solve some of the social, economic, and environmental challenges we face today. Course preparation, delivery, and plans for maintaining undergraduate CyberGIS lessons as the technology and knowledge base rapidly evolves are important experiences to share as educators. Lastly, perceptions gained from students participating in the CyberGIS lessons will be presented, as well as plans to use the students’ experiences to improve the course in a yearly feedback-course development loop.

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