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Improving the preparation for fieldwork with IT: two examples from physical geography part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper investigates two ways information technology (IT) can enhance fieldwork preparation. The author asserts that geographic information systems (GIS) and computer-based tutorials can help ...
Subject: Geography:Geospatial, Physical
Mobile GIS in geologic mapping exercises part of SERC Print Resource Collection
We have been developing and teaching the components of mobile GIS in Field Methods courses and will be incorporating them into Structural Geology exercises. Since the bedrock in east central Indiana ...
Subject: Geography:Geospatial, Geoscience
Using GPS to Teach More than Accurate Positions part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Undergraduate science majors need practice in critical thinking, quantitative analysis, and judging whether their calculated answers are physically reasonable. We have developed exercises using ...
Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of GIS-based Learning Materials in an Introductory Geoscience Course part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Classroom observations were used to implement course redesign so that students could complete activities with minimal instruction in GIS. Quantitative measures of student knowledge were determined ...
Subject: Education, Geography:Geospatial