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Geographical Information Systems (GIS) - from Daily use to Professional Training and Master Courses

Ossiannilsson, Ebba LU and Sponberg, Hilding (2009) In Innovations 2009, the iNEER Special Volume Vol 2009. p.149-161
Abstract
GIS competence is increasing and GIS applications are nowadays used in nearly

every area of society. In the perspectives of lifelong learning the needs for GIS

knowledge vary widely among target groups depending on previous knowledge,

interests, profession, language, age, ability, economic resources and employability.

GIS allows us to view, understand, interpret, request, and visualize data in many

ways that reveal relationships, patterns and trends in the form of maps, globes,

charts and reports. Geography plays a role in nearly every decision we make. For

the future there are many issues such as: How can GIS competence development be

accomplished at reasonable cost?... (More)
GIS competence is increasing and GIS applications are nowadays used in nearly

every area of society. In the perspectives of lifelong learning the needs for GIS

knowledge vary widely among target groups depending on previous knowledge,

interests, profession, language, age, ability, economic resources and employability.

GIS allows us to view, understand, interpret, request, and visualize data in many

ways that reveal relationships, patterns and trends in the form of maps, globes,

charts and reports. Geography plays a role in nearly every decision we make. For

the future there are many issues such as: How can GIS competence development be

accomplished at reasonable cost? How can groups with GIS competence needs be

targeted, with flexibility in time and space? How can GIS courses be adapted to

people who are employed or, for some reason, require high levels of flexibility in

time, location and study pace? How can children and new groups be persuaded to

become interested in GIS? These challenges have been addressed by the eGIS+

project (2007 – 2009), which is a pilot project within the Leonardo da Vinci

Program (LdV). The eGIS+ partnership develops, disseminates and valorizes results

from the former E-GIS project (2002 – 2006). E-GIS was most successful, and

experience has suggested new possibilities and needs for satisfying even a broader

range of interested user groups. eGIS+ aims to develop new applications and

practical approaches for accomplishing information and competence development.

www.e-gis.org is a web portal for GIS resources developed through eGIS+.

Expected results will be to generate a better awareness of GIS applications and

usability, and to spread GIS knowledge to wider audiences. (Less)
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Geographical Information Systems, elearning, Open educational resourses, online learning, Micro-training
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Innovations 2009, the iNEER Special Volume
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Aung, Win
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Vol 2009
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149 - 161
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INEER
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E-GIS project
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interests, profession, language, age, ability, economic resources and employability.<br/><br>
GIS allows us to view, understand, interpret, request, and visualize data in many<br/><br>
ways that reveal relationships, patterns and trends in the form of maps, globes,<br/><br>
charts and reports. Geography plays a role in nearly every decision we make. For<br/><br>
the future there are many issues such as: How can GIS competence development be<br/><br>
accomplished at reasonable cost? How can groups with GIS competence needs be<br/><br>
targeted, with flexibility in time and space? How can GIS courses be adapted to<br/><br>
people who are employed or, for some reason, require high levels of flexibility in<br/><br>
time, location and study pace? How can children and new groups be persuaded to<br/><br>
become interested in GIS? These challenges have been addressed by the eGIS+<br/><br>
project (2007 – 2009), which is a pilot project within the Leonardo da Vinci<br/><br>
Program (LdV). The eGIS+ partnership develops, disseminates and valorizes results<br/><br>
from the former E-GIS project (2002 – 2006). E-GIS was most successful, and<br/><br>
experience has suggested new possibilities and needs for satisfying even a broader<br/><br>
range of interested user groups. eGIS+ aims to develop new applications and<br/><br>
practical approaches for accomplishing information and competence development.<br/><br>
www.e-gis.org is a web portal for GIS resources developed through eGIS+.<br/><br>
Expected results will be to generate a better awareness of GIS applications and<br/><br>
usability, and to spread GIS knowledge to wider audiences.},
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