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Second International Symposium on GIS in Higher Education

  • Author(s): World Computer Graphics Foundation
  • Towson State University
  • National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis
  • et al.

This Second International Symposium (GISHE `96) follows a series of related workshops held during the `80's and 1990 at Ohio State University, and the first international symposium held in Miami in 1991. The theme for this symposium is "Expanding GIS Education through Technology and Outreach". The purpose is to provide a forum for discussion of today's strategic issues in GISHigher Education. These issues include:intra- and interdisciplinary GIS education; GIS education and the internet;  new technologies for teaching--multimedia, web browsers; funding and designing GIS laboratories; professional education-- educating working professionals; the role for the 2-year community and technical colleges; curricula for colleges; articulation of GIS education across the educational spectrum from elementary school to post graduate programs; international collaboration in GIS education; and preservice teacher education in GIS.

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