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What Works in a GIS Free Open Online Course (a MOOC)?

Class Details

Join us as we host Dr. Mary Margaret Minnis, a professor of Chemistry & Physical Sciences from Pace University as we investigate what online teaching techniques worked in a free online geographic information systems (GIS) course.

In this webinar, you will be introduced to the process of setting up a MOOC, marketing, topic selection, qualmetrics and assessment data, and students engagement strategies. We will use the GIS MOOC class as a case study. We will dig into the GIS class: which covers basic principles of mapping, projections, sourcing data online, converting data to a different format and making an easy-to-understand map; how to create new data, find addresses, use GPS data, integrate photos, density mapping, and introduces common extensions such as 3D, Spatial Analyst and Publisher. You will see what worked in the online class and what will be improved.

Warning: Participants may become so interested in the case study they may end up signing up for the class themselves.

- By the end of the class you will be able to define MOOC.
- Identify the steps needed to set up a MOOC.
- Be able to explain the components of an effective MOOC.
- You will be introduced to tools and resources to collect and map health data

Class recording available: https://youtu.be/SKVYaJzjoGA

Class Date:
Region/Office: National, NER
Jan 16, 2019
11:30AM - 12:30PM ET
Continuing Education Credits: 
1