Cognitive Impacts of Geospatial Technology Use by High School Students
Track: Teaching and Research
Authors: Bob Kolvoord
We have conducted a two-year study, funded by the National Science Foundation, exploring the behavioral and cognitive effects of extended use of GIS by high-school students in James Madison University's innovative Geospatial Semester program. Working with nearly 200 students, we have assessed spatial thinking and problem-solving using a variety of instruments, including testing a subset of students as they were scanned in an fMRI. In this presentation, we will share our results to date.