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Title: Design, Implementation, and Evaulation of GIS-Based Learning Materials in an Introductory Geoscience PDF
Url: http://www.nagt.org/files/nagt/jge/abstracts/hallwallace_v50n1p5.pdf
Creator: Hall-Wallace, Michelle
McAuliffe, Carla
Publisher: Journal of Geoscience Education
Description: Little is known about how well GIS-based learning lives up to its potential for improving students\' skills in problem solving, analysis, and spatial visualization. This article describes a study in which researchers determined ways to quantify student learning that occurred with a GIS-based module on plate tectonics and geologic hazards, and to improve the materials design with the use of classroom observations and field testing. The study found that student difficulties in working with GIS-based activities can be overcome by making some features of the GIS transparent to the user, that a lack of basic geography skills can interfere in the progression of a GIS-based activity, and that some conceptual difficulties can be overcome by providing guiding questions that help students interrogate visual data. In addition, it was noted that some misconceptions in interpretation of two-dimensional maps and three-dimensional block diagrams can persist even after direct instruction. In general, a positive correlation was noted between spatial thinking and GIS-based learning.
LC Classification: Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Geography and travels. Maps. Cartography -- Maps and cartography -- Special topics, A-Z -- Electronic data processing
Education -- Theory and practice of education -- Teaching (Principles and practice)
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Geography (General)
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Geography (General) -- Philosophy. Relation to other topics. Methodology -- Special methods -- Geographic information systems
Science -- Geology
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Technology
Educational Technology
Science -- Earth science
Science -- Instructional issues
Social studies
Science -- Geology
Science -- Physical sciences
Social studies -- Geography
Educational Technology -- Integrating technology into the classroom
Date Issued: 2002-01-01
Resource Type: Reading Materials
Text (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Format: pdf
Audience: Higher Education
Teachers
Teaching Professionals
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Postgrad
University Second Cycle
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: Cognitive gains
Educational technology
Educational theory and practice
Evaluation data analysis
Evaluation data collection
Evaluation data reporting
Geology
Date Of Record Release: 2008-09-30 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2007-02-03 17:30:32 (W3C-DTF)
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