TeachGIS.org is a reference website offered by the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science. A referatory, it is designed to point you to useful tutorials, data sources, and publications relevant to the teaching of geographic information science (GIScience) in higher education. It is a beta project seeking feedback and contributions from the community of GIScience educators.
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QGIS Manual, online and open
This manual for Quantum GIS is new to me. Organized as a self-paced tutorial, and comprehensive in its approach. h/t @adenas
online class for Web GIS available in Spring 2014
Esri’s Pinde Fu will lead an online course on Web GIS through the Harvard Extension School during the 2014 spring semester. Here is the course syllabus. • This course will be taught via online videos and web conferences. Thus students can join the course from anywhere. • Registered students will be provided with ArcGIS Desktop… Continue reading
Considering using ArcGIS Online in your Intro GIS Class
check out this webinar, from Directions Media. How to Teach with the ArcGIS Platform, October 29th.
Tips on getting started with teaching GIS online
I was recently contacted by someone asking for advice about developing and teaching an online GIS course. What follows is based on what I wrote in my e-mail response. I’m pretty new to this myself, having taught my first online GIS course last fall, but perhaps that’s a good thing, as the experience of going… Continue reading
Assessment of GIS Learning
At this time of year, educators’ minds often turn to grading. And how much a despised part of academia it is. Whether it’s an exam or the ubiquitous “final project” that characterize so many GIS courses, I’m curious about assessment of student learning of GIS in general. I don’t often see “learning outcomes” on GIS syllabi. More… Continue reading