ORGANIZING GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGY LEARNING FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY URBAN STUDIES EDUCATION

Wei “Wayne” Ji

Abstract

This article introduces an on-going effort to establish a GIS certificate program to organize relevant teaching and research resources for a geospatial technology-supported urban studies education. The project starts from recognizing the challenge in integrating all related disciplines for interdisciplinary urban studies education due to its multidisciplinary nature. To address this challenge, the project identifies the common interest and need among related disciplines: all require an understanding of geographical patterns of study subjects. The article discusses the efforts of establishing a GIS certificate program as a framework for learning organization and community building, which include selection of participating academic disciplines, curriculum design, program implementation, and outreach activities. Increased student enrolment and activities indicate that the GIS certificate program can effectively organize teaching and learning resources for interdisciplinary urban studies education.

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in Harvard Style

“Wayne” Ji W. (2012). ORGANIZING GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGY LEARNING FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY URBAN STUDIES EDUCATION . In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-8565-07-5, pages 291-294. DOI: 10.5220/0003958202910294


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu12,
author={Wei “Wayne” Ji},
title={ORGANIZING GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGY LEARNING FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY URBAN STUDIES EDUCATION},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2012},
pages={291-294},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003958202910294},
isbn={978-989-8565-07-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - ORGANIZING GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGY LEARNING FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY URBAN STUDIES EDUCATION
SN - 978-989-8565-07-5
AU - “Wayne” Ji W.
PY - 2012
SP - 291
EP - 294
DO - 10.5220/0003958202910294