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Sunday, November 8 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
PANEL: Developing Student and Institutional Geospatial Literacy in Higher Education

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Organizer: Keith Ratner, Salem State University

GIS and the geospatial technologies have a tremendous ability to help understand geographic patterns and processes across the Earth. They also can help make better decisions when managing an institutional facility such as a college or university. Regardless of whether for teaching purposes or facility management, many institutions of higher education are lacking when it comes to GIS and geospatial literacy. This panel addresses both of these issues. First, panelist will present both positive and negative experiences of teaching in higher education using geospatial technologies, as well as, teaching the geospatial technologies themselves. Panelist will also present examples of simple online geospatial tools that can utilized in the classroom. Second, panelists will discuss getting academic institutions more aware of the geospatial technologies in general, whether in regards to increasing its involvement in classes, or to helping to manage the facilities and other aspects of the establishment. The Panel will run with each panelist giving a short presentation before the session is opened up for discussion and suggestions.

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Sunday November 8, 2015 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Green Mountain A

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