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Susan Smith
Susan Smith
Susan Smith has worked as an editor and writer in the technology industry for over 16 years. As an editor she has been responsible for the launch of a number of technology trade publications, both in print and online. Currently, Susan is the Editor of GISCafe and AECCafe, as well as those sites’ … More »

Coming up: Special Coverage on Online GIS Courses!

 
July 13th, 2017 by Susan Smith

The face of GIS and Geospatial education has changed dramatically over the past few years, with new online courses being offered in numerous subjects, ranging from GIS fundamentals to Spatial Analytics and UAVs. What is more phenomenal is that these courses reach out to all corners of the earth, making a GIS/geospatial education a possibility for almost everyone on the planet.

Our coverage will include a listing of all the top online GIS courses offered today, enrollment information and costs, as well as comments from instructors, employers and current or graduated students from some of the programs.

Questionnaire:

  1. What do you believe students get out of an online GIS course?
  2. What is your most popular course(s)?
  3.  Do you offer “Massive Open Online Courses” (MOOCs)?
  4. Why would a student choose to take a MOOC as opposed to a traditional online course?
  5. What are pros and cons of online courses?
  6. What are some new online courses spurred by student demand that you are now offering?
  7. What types of homework or self-study assignments are included in the course?
  8. What technical requirements are included in the course?
  9. Please include contact information: Online GIS Program Name, Website, Courses Offered, Student Level, Type of Virtual Instruction, Costs/Tuition, point of contact – name, email, phone. Please also include collateral materials: i.e., pamphlets, course descriptions, photos, etc.

Instructors and students of online GIS courses are welcome to weigh in on their thoughts and experiences about online courses they are currently enrolled in or have completed. Employers are also encouraged to comment on the value of online GIS courses to their professional staff.

Submit your completed questionnaire on your GIS or Geospatial Online Education program before July 29th to be included in this coverage to Susan Smith, Editor, GISCafe, susan.smith@ibsystems.com

Questionnaire: The Global Reach of Online GIS Education

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Categories: analytics, ArcGIS, Big Data, citizen science, climate change, cloud, data, developers, drones, Esri, geospatial, GIS, government, mapping, mobile, MOOCs, Online GIS courses, remote sensing, resilient cities, satellite imagery, sensors, small sats, UAS, UAVs

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