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Sunday, November 8 • 9:45am - 10:15am
A Potpourri of Strategies to Integrate GIS in Higher Education Courses

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Rebecca Boger, Brooklyn College

The rapidly evolving ArcGIS Online (AGO) is changing how GIS is taught in undergraduate and graduate
introductory GIS classes. Additionally, AGO’s more intuitive interface makes integrating GIS in non-GIS classes much easier, decreasing the amount of time students need as prep to be able to use the lessons without frustration. As I make the transition from desktop to online GIS, I am exploring new strategies using face-to-face, online, and blended formats, and developing new materials to integrate the use of GIS in environmental and urban sustainability courses. These strategies include individual and team projects, internships, and collaborations with local organizations in particular, New York City Parks and Recreation. The ESRI Collector App engages the students with their own data collection, analysis and visualization while map stories allow students to be creative in their use of maps, photos, videos and text. These tools, along with others, promote place-based pedagogy while enhancing spatial literacy and systems thinking. In this session, I will share some of my strategies, student projects, as well as qualitative and quantitative evaluations on student learning.


Sunday November 8, 2015 9:45am - 10:15am
Green Mountain B

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