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Thursday, December 18, 2014

GIS Education News: Geo Course Syllabi Database, QGIS MOOC, BOK News

Note from Adena

I'll be continuing my regular Thursday recap of GIS education news here on the Ignite Education Blog. Please share news and stories with me via e-mail.

BOK 2.0 Ready for Review

University Consortium for GIScience President Steven Prager announced availability of its GIS&T Body of Knowledge for review.
...we would like to invite the community to take some time to review, contemplate and comment on the future of GIScience education. The report, available on the UCGIS website, is a major milestone heading down the path toward the new BoK2.0. We have created a forum space for commentary and discussion in association with this product and the BoK2.0 more generally.

National database for GIST and GeoTech Syllabi

The GeoTech Center is trying to build a database of GIS and geospatial technology syllabi. You can add your information by filling out a form and sending on content (details here). The database will be publicly accessible; no license is noted. I'm hopeful this request will eventually be publicly available on the GeoTech Center website, perhaps under the "news" section.

In other GeoTech Center news, it's time for award nominations.
Please nominate your Awardee and help recognize them for their contribution to geospatial education! The Nomination Form with more information about the Awards is available http://www.geotechcenter.org/distinguished-geospatial-education-awards-for-2015.html.
Directions Magazine won one last year. The glass globe is on my mantle.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Final Pitch: Mastering Map Scale

This is the final assignment (Assignment 6.2: The Final Product Pitch) for the MOOC I'm currently taking: MITx: 11.132x Design and Development of Educational Technology. We were asked to create a complete pitch for the educational intervention we've been developing during the course.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Large and Small: Understanding Map Scale Assessment

This is an assignment (Assignment 5.1: The Assessment Plan) for the MOOC I'm currently taking: MITx: 11.132x Design and Development of Educational Technology. We were asked to create an assessment plan for our educational intervention. My intervention is detailed here.