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Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of GIS-based Learning Materials in an Introductory Geoscience Course part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Michelle Hall-Wallace, Carla M. McAuliffe
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 ...

Relationship between Earth Science Education and Spatial Visualization part of SERC Print Resource Collection
N. Orion, D. Ben-Chaim, Y. Kali

Spatial Abilities of High-School Students in the Perception of Geologic Structures part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Y. Kali, N. Orion

The Cambridge Handbook of Visuospatial Thinking part of SERC Print Resource Collection
P. Shah, A. Miyake
This book presents a broad overview of research on visuospatial thinking that can be used by researchers and students in both basic research and applied/naturalistic contexts.

The Visual Display of Quantitative Information part of SERC Print Resource Collection
E. R. Tufte
This book is a classic outline of how complex information can be presented through graphics, charts, and diagrams. Not only does the book show how to display numeric data graphically, it shows how to ...

Envisioning Information part of SERC Print Resource Collection
E. R. Tufte
This book focuses on informational design, but is also useful in designing other print media. Tufte uses historical examples of successful and failed visual communication of data and outlines several ...

Visual Explanations part of SERC Print Resource Collection
E. R. Tufte

Conceptual Change Through Building Three-dimensional Models part of SERC Print Resource Collection
M. Barnett, T. Keating, S. Barab, K. Hay

Virtual Solar System Project: Building Understanding Through Model Building part of SERC Print Resource Collection
S. A. Barab, K. E. Hay, M. Barnett, T. Keating
This article describes an astronomy course for undergraduates where students use 3-D modeling tools to model the solar system and, in the process, develop rich understanding of astronomical ...

Making Visualization Accessible to Students part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Daniel C. Edelson, Matthew Brown, Douglas N. Gordin, Duane A. Griffin
The NSF-funded educational research project known as WorldWatcher is outlined. In this work, the authors have focused effort on recognizing the supports needed by learners to aid them in ...


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