E-learning curricula search in geographical information systems and science

Marco Painho, Ignacio Jovani, Paula Curvelo

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Abstract

This paper addresses the process leading to curriculum revision in post-graduate studies of GIS&Sc within the ISEGI-UNL. The project aims to determine an e-learning curriculum proposal, able to provide an answer to a set of challenges of different nature. The proposed framework suggests the need to consider the current process of curricular revision according to: the major reforms taking place in higher education leading to the implementation of the Bologna Process; the recent context of technological and knowledge progress in GIS&Sc, and finally, the perspective of exploring the models and methods of distance learning already in use, in particular e-learning tools. The implications of this framework have led to the adoption of a bottom-up approach, with more or less significant repercussions in the curricular revision process. The followed methodology resulted in the construction of a database that will support the search for an e-learning curriculum in GIS&Sc, both in the teaching and learning perspectives.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings 2006 - The 9th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science: "Shaping the Future of Geographic Information Science in Europe", AGILE 2006
Pages309-316
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
Event9th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science: "Shaping the Future of Geographic Information Science in Europe", AGILE 2006 - Visegrad, Hungary
Duration: 20 Apr 200622 Apr 2006

Conference

Conference9th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science: "Shaping the Future of Geographic Information Science in Europe", AGILE 2006
Country/TerritoryHungary
CityVisegrad
Period20/04/0622/04/06

Keywords

  • Core curriculum
  • E-learning
  • Education
  • Geographical information systems and science (GIS & Sc)
  • Optional curricula

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