GIS Teaching Via Distance Learning Experiences and Lessons Learned


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Date: January 2008
Type: White Paper
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Overview: The rise of the Geoinformation Industry in the past decade has generated a high demand for suitably educated graduates worldwide. This demand has only been partly met by the higher education sector. This research paper draws on seven-years’ experience of postgraduate teaching GIS via distance learning mode. Experience has shown that in setting-up, maintaining and developing the GIS course via distance learning, particular consideration has to be given towards the cultural and geographical diversity of students. Moreover, the dynamic nature of GIS and the Internet itself require the constant revision of curriculum and teaching methods.

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