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Learning on Demand in GIS - Challenges for Employers and Universities

Ossiannilsson, Ebba LU and Sponberg, Hilding (2009) 23rd ICDE World Conference on Open Learning and Distance Education including the 2009 EADTU Annual Conference,“Flexible Education for All: Open – Global – Innovative”.
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In education today, there is a paradigm shift with critical challenges for Universities to enhance innovation in teaching and learning. Knowledge and learning are critical issues for most companies and private and civil service organizations with today’s rapid changes in socio-economy and technology. The needs for competence development vary along a broad scale from short informal courses to formal educational programs at University level. Informal learning, micro-training and Open Educational Resources (OER) will transform ways of knowledge development and delivery for Universities.

This paper deals with a European Project “eGIS+” (2007 – 2009), aiming at meeting these challenges. The project is... (More)
Summary – 200 words

In education today, there is a paradigm shift with critical challenges for Universities to enhance innovation in teaching and learning. Knowledge and learning are critical issues for most companies and private and civil service organizations with today’s rapid changes in socio-economy and technology. The needs for competence development vary along a broad scale from short informal courses to formal educational programs at University level. Informal learning, micro-training and Open Educational Resources (OER) will transform ways of knowledge development and delivery for Universities.

This paper deals with a European Project “eGIS+” (2007 – 2009), aiming at meeting these challenges. The project is supported by the Leonardo da Vinci Program, Lifelong Learning Program, and comprises ten partners from eight European countries. The project topic is on Geographical Information Systems (GIS), with objectives to develop course modules varying from a few minutes (information tasters), a few hours, a few days up to formal courses at Bachelor and Master levels. These can be taken separately or in turn from beginning to end.

For the implementation and dissemination of the project and it’s results, the project web-portal, www.e-gis.org has been developed, applying Open Source LMS software, Social Web (Web2.0) and Open Educational Resources (OER).



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There are new challenges for universities in demands for competence updating in society due to rapid changes in socio-economy and technology. Competence needs vary from short informal courses up to formal Bachelor and Master level. This paper deals with a Leonardo da Vinci project, “eGIS+” www.e-gis.org aiming at meeting these new challenges concerning the theme of Geographical Information Systems (GIS). (Less)
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Open educational resources, microtraining, elearning, online learning, geographical information system, GIS
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23rd ICDE World Conference on Open Learning and Distance Education including the 2009 EADTU Annual Conference,“Flexible Education for All: Open – Global – Innovative”.
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eGIS+ LLP-LdV/ToI/2007/NO/165.003
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English
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In education today, there is a paradigm shift with critical challenges for Universities to enhance innovation in teaching and learning. Knowledge and learning are critical issues for most companies and private and civil service organizations with today’s rapid changes in socio-economy and technology. The needs for competence development vary along a broad scale from short informal courses to formal educational programs at University level. Informal learning, micro-training and Open Educational Resources (OER) will transform ways of knowledge development and delivery for Universities.<br/><br>
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