Connecting Across Campus: Using a Community of Practice Model for GIS Infusion
Track: Teaching and Research
Authors: James Gramlich, Jennifer Bell, Mukila Maitha, Tong Cheng
We formed a Community of Practice to infuse GIS into courses across disciplines, enabling training, collaboration, and innovation for faculty of differing skill levels and needs. Projects range from teaching geography students how to use GIS to explore flood hazards and the collection and mapping of epidemiological data for a biology course, to the use of Story Maps to showcase the Finnish educational system for the Harper community and by students in a study-abroad sociology course in London.