26. Delivering GIScience Education via Blended Learning: The GITTA Experience

  1. David J. Unwin4,
  2. Kenneth E. Foote5,
  3. Nicholas J. Tate6 and
  4. David DiBiase7
  1. Robert Weibel1,
  2. Patrick Lüscher1,
  3. Monika Niederhuber2,
  4. Thomas Grossmann2 and
  5. Susanne Bleisch3

Published Online: 10 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119950592.ch26

Teaching Geographic Information Science and Technology in Higher Education

Teaching Geographic Information Science and Technology in Higher Education

How to Cite

Weibel, R., Lüscher, P., Niederhuber, M., Grossmann, T. and Bleisch, S. (2011) Delivering GIScience Education via Blended Learning: The GITTA Experience, 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.ch26

Editor Information

  1. 4

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

  2. 5

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

  3. 6

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

  4. 7

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Geography, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstraße 190, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland

  2. 2

    ETH Zurich, Institute of Terrestrial Ecosystems, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland

  3. 3

    FHNW University of Applied Sciences, Northwestern Switzerland, Institute of Geomatics Engineering, 4132 Muttenz, Switzerland

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:

  • GIScience education, via blended learning;
  • GITTA experience, JORUM;
  • Swiss Virtual Campus program;
  • GITTA, e-learning content;
  • GITTA Consortium;
  • GITTA, six theory modules;
  • Gerson's pedagogical model;
  • ECLASS model;
  • exercise ‘Map Critique’;
  • sustainability, e-learning

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • An overview of GITTA

  • Pedagogical approach

  • Achieving blended learning with GITTA

  • Discussion and conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References