Friday, September 30, 2016

Research Faculty Forum: Diana Sinton, “Interpreting Student Learning in the Geospatial Technology Sciences.”

Geographic information systems (GIS) and related geo-technologies are increasingly applied in novel ways across numerous academic disciplines. Concepts such as location, scale, representation, and distance play particularly important roles in knowledge-building, and this contributes to the appeal of GIS as a tool to support learning. Yet the experience of using a GIS draws upon skills and abilities that likely extend beyond the learning outcomes that the instructor had anticipated. In this presentation we will share current research that provides insights for alternative approaches to assessment of student learning in these environments. 


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