Evaluating A Multimedia-Based Tool For Self-Learning Geographic Information Systems
IdentifiersPermanent link (URI): http://hdl.handle.net/10017/6817
AffiliationUniversidad de Alcalá. Departamento de Geografía
Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2002), Auckland (New Zealand) 8-11 December 2002. Auckland: ASCILITE, 2002. p. 203-210
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
World Wide Web (WWW)
The adoption of multimedia (MM) in the development of new learning and teaching materials is experiencing a rapid growth. MM and other computer-aided tools have been tried in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) education since its early days. However, until detailed evaluations are conducted, many MM curriculum transformations may simply be seen as experiments in technological innovation rather than as mechanisms to improve learning. This paper describes the process undertaken and results obtained to evaluate a MM-based toolfor self-learning GIS: GISWEB. GISWEB is introduced through a brief summary of its history and content. The paper also briefly summarises the agreement established between The University of Melbourne and other international education institutions where GISWEB is currently adopted. The core of the paper details the initiatives undertaken at The University of Melbourne and at the University of Alcalá de Henares for the evaluation of this new teaching and learning resource. The paper concludes with a discussion and some conclusions drawn from the evaluation results.