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07 December 2007 @ 09:49 am
Reaching Out  
We are extending our reach in a number of different directions. 

We are talking to new groups about workshops and series of coordinated workshops. 
  • We are entering into discussions with groups concerned with coastal management who want to be able to use the capabilities that geographic information systems give them to understand their environment and create more persuasive reports which include informative map products.
  • We are planning or have already scheduled workshops with agricultural groups, including the apple and organic growers associations.
  • Discussions arising from our recent participation in the Experiential Tourism demonstration are continuing.

We are beginning to place our current workshops in a larger curriculum which might include, for example:
  1. GPS and introductory mapping
  2. Using Google Maps
  3. Basic Map Composition
  4. Databases, Queries, Selections
  5. Simple Analysis
  6. Advanced Map Composition
  7. and so forth

As time allows we are exploring the relationship between the social web and pedagogy. 

Apart from our classroom experiences with our core curriculum at the college, we are thinking about ways to use web 2.0 to reinforce and extend our workshop training by creating internet mediated communities of practice and learning.  We are interested in collaborative learning.  The following mindmap gives some indication of the range of possibilities.

Web 2.0 Capabilities and Moodle(Click on the picture to enlarge)

Another mindmap summarizes the ideas in the excellent article RSS Ideas for Educators which can be found at:

Web 2.0 Possibiltiies(Click on image to enlarge)

Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
(Anonymous) on December 9th, 2007 09:01 am (UTC)
Have you checked out SCoPE?
This looks amazing! And speaking of collaboration, SCoPE (http://scope.lidc.sfu.ca/mod/forum/view.php?id=750) is offering a seminar on online collaboration until December 16th. I think you'd have a lot to add to the discussion. ~ Carolyn