1. GIS&T in Higher Education: Challenges for Educators, Opportunities for Education

  1. David J. Unwin1,
  2. Kenneth E. Foote2,
  3. Nicholas J. Tate3 and
  4. David DiBiase4
  1. Kenneth E. Foote2,
  2. David J. Unwin1,
  3. Nicholas J. Tate3 and
  4. David Dibiase4

Published Online: 10 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119950592.ch1

Teaching Geographic Information Science and Technology in Higher Education

Teaching Geographic Information Science and Technology in Higher Education

How to Cite

Foote, K. E., Unwin, D. J., Tate, N. J. and Dibiase, D. (2011) GIS&T in Higher Education: Challenges for Educators, Opportunities for Education, in Teaching Geographic Information Science and Technology in Higher Education (eds D. J. Unwin, K. E. Foote, N. J. Tate and D. DiBiase), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119950592.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    School of Geography, Birkbeck College, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX UK

  2. 2

    Department of Geography, Campus Box 260, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder CO 80309 USA

  3. 3

    Department of Geography, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH UK

  4. 4

    John A. Dutton e-Education Institute, 418 Earth-Engineering Sciences Building, Penn State University, University Park PA 16802 USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Geography, Birkbeck College, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX UK

  2. 2

    Department of Geography, Campus Box 260, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder CO 80309 USA

  3. 3

    Department of Geography, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH UK

  4. 4

    John A. Dutton e-Education Institute, 418 Earth-Engineering Sciences Building, Penn State University, University Park PA 16802 USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 FEB 2012
  2. Published Print: 16 DEC 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470748565

Online ISBN: 9781119950592

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Keywords:

  • GIS&T academic curriculum;
  • GIS&T education;
  • innovations, e-learning;
  • community of practice;
  • CGIS, digital geography;
  • GIS industry, academy interaction;
  • GIS educational trends;
  • US GPS, and European GALILEO;
  • innovation in education;
  • e-learning

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Overview and historical context

  • Why GIS&T has challenged educators

  • Creative responses: a record of innovation in GIS&T education

  • Refrain and prospect

  • References