Introducing Future Educators to GIS Data Collection

Francis Stonier
2015 International Journal for Digital Society (IJDS)  
This paper shares the first-time geographic information system (GIS) introduction, experiences, and reactions of students from three Social Studies Methods Courses in the fall of 2014 and spring of 2015. The professor has been formally training educators in some of the classroom uses of GIS through grant funded workshops. Recently he decided to expose pre-service teachers to GIS through field data collection and analysis in a methodology course. Participants had a very successful educational
more » ... sful educational experience using their own personal mobile devices to map various aspects of their campus.
doi:10.20533/ijds.2040.2570.2015.0125 fatcat:v4fk6uew2nbjpg35rlosvsudsi