[Inlt] Workshop on designing GIS and remote sensing courses
jkerski at esri.com
Wed Jan 12 04:18:20 NZDT 2011
See below. I have known Barbara Tewksbury, instructor for this course, for many years, and she is absolutely excellent.
Joseph J. Kerski, Ph.D.| Education Manager
Esri | 1 International Court | Broomfield CO 80021-3200 | USA
Tel 303-449-7779, ext. 8237 | Fax 303-449-8830
jkerski at esri.com | esri.com
On the Cutting Edge is running a workshop for college and university faculty on designing effective and innovative GIS and remote sensing courses. I hope that you will consider applying and that you will also pass this announcement on to interested colleagues. Details below, and please note that the application deadline is Feb 1. Don't hesitate to email me if you have questions.
Workshop on Designing GIS and Remote Sensing Courses, Modules and Activities for Teaching Geoscience Students
Offered by: the NSF-funded project On the Cutting Edge
Format: online, with two face-to-face opportunities
Application deadline: February 1, 2011; application must be made online at http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/coursedesign2011/application.html
Workshop details at: http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/coursedesign2011/index.html
We are looking for participants who are familiar with GIS or remote sensing and are interested in designing or redesigning an effective and innovative course in one of the following:
. a course specifically for geology majors (e.g., GIS for Geoscientists).
. a general GIS or remote sensing course incorporating one or more geology-focused assignments or activities.
. a geology course with a GIS or remote sensing module (e.g., an intro geology course, structural geology, petrology, hydrogeology).
Many GIS and remote sensing courses are taught in departments other than geology departments and incorporate few geological examples, and many geology majors graduate with little experience using GIS and remote sensing to solve geology-related problems. This workshop is designed for 1) geology faculty who want to develop GIS and remote sensing courses or modules for their geology courses and 2) faculty who teach GIS and remote sensing in other departments who want to develop relevant geology examples that can be incorporated into general GIS and remote sensing courses to better meet the needs of geology students and to broaden the experiences of other students.
This workshop will combine the experience of On the Cutting Edge in successfully helping literally hundreds of faculty members design effective courses and course materials with the resources developed in conjunction with the summer 2011 Cutting Edge workshop Using GIS and Remote Sensing to Teaching Geoscience in the 21st Century.
Department of Geosciences
198 College Hill Rd.
Clinton, NY 13323
email: btewksbu at hamilton.edu
web page: http://people.hamilton.edu/btewksbu
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