Curso MOOC: Skills for the Digital Earth

course6926Los cursos masivos abiertos online (MOOC) y la enseñanza gratuita, por suerte nuestra, está de moda. Aparece otro curso sobre los Sistemas de Información Geográfica (SIG) y sus aplicaciones.

Creado por Elmhurst College, Skills for the Digital Earth, es un curso de 4 semanas que dará comienzo el día 30 de Marzo hasta el 26 de Abril de 2014 que tendrá como objetivo enseñarnos la función de las tecnologías de la localización en nuestra sociedad y la importancia del conocer el donde en diferentes ambitos. Se utilizará software espacial online adaptado a cualquier dispositivo y nos enseñarán Como es normal en estos cursos, serán vídeo lecciones acompañadas de actividades, preguntas y un foro de discusión.ejercicios del mundo real. 

Puedes inscribirte aquí así como otros cursos de la plataforma Desire2Learn también gratuitos.

Los módulos que enseñaran en este curso de “Skills for the Digital Earth” son:

Module 1: Fundamental Geography

  • Badge: Fundamental Geography Knowledge and Skills
  • Demonstrate and apply fundamental geographic knowledge and concepts.
  • Use ArcGIS Online to navigate an online map and use skills learned to create a functional map.

Module 2: Fundamental Computing Skills Associated with Geography

  • Badge: Fundamental Computing Skills of Geography
  • Successfully identify the skills of navigation online, including file management.
  • Recognize geographic communication skills.
  • Recognize skills associated with e-publishing, use of spreadsheets, presentation software, and use of databases.
  • Identify skills associated with fundamental computing as a means of communication in the discipline of geography and geospatial technologies.

Module 3: Creative Thinking

  • Badge: Creative Thinking in Fundamental Geography
  • Recognize logic, deductive/inductive reasoning and problem management skills.
  • Recognize geographic reasoning skills.

Module 4: Problem-Solving and Decision-Making in Geography

  • Badge: Problem-Solving and Decision-Making in Geography
  • Identify problem-solving and decision-making principles.
  • Identify the effective use of solution implementation and alternative solutions to a spatial problem.

Module 5: Geographic/Geospatial Tools and Technology

  • Badge: Geographic/Geospatial Tools and Technology
  • Recognize skills with gathering, storing, transforming, and manipulating spatial data to produce a desired outcome.
  • Evaluate other open source software and data sources.

Module 6: Business Fundamentals of Geography/Geospatial Environments

  • Badge: Business Fundamentals of Geography/Geospatial Environments
  • Identify the application of business fundamentals in several disciplines using GIS.

Module 7: Abilities in the Geospatial Field – Advanced Digital Earth

  • Badge: Abilities in the Geospatial Field – Advanced Digital Earth
  • Describe the fundamental concepts and applications of GIS&T, including problems and challenges of representing change over space and time.
  • Identify and describe the basic elements of cartography, including map interpretation, design principles, map projections, coordinates, and scale.
  • Describe the fundamental concepts and applications of remote sensing and global positioning systems.
  • Describe and discuss sources of data (including primary and secondary), the process of creating data, different data models (specifically, raster and vector models), and the fundamental concepts of data quality and uncertainty.
  • Explain location-based services (LBS) and identify LBS applications.
  • Describe the use of overlaying, buffering, and other analysis techniques to analyze spatial and temporal relationships.
  • Discuss the need for ethics and professionalism in GIS&T.
  • Explain datums, ellipsoids, and geoids.
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