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Design and use of web lectures to enhance GIS teaching and learning strategies: the students' opinions

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Soetkin Vervust

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Abstract

The goal of this research is to design, use and evaluate a set of web lectures, specifically tailored to the needs of students in higher education who follow geographic information system -related courses. Since education in geographic information system includes theoretical concepts and practical experience, both of these teaching strategies will be implemented in the web lectures. The user-centered design approach is used in the design process to increase the acceptance of the web lectures and the motivation to use them: perceived usefulness and ease of use. The results show that the students appreciate the initial set of web lectures, but that they need to be motivated more to use them (especially when theoretical topics are covered). Students still value the "traditional" face-to-face lectures and see the web lectures as an ideal complement.


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Author(s): Ooms K, DeMaeyer P, DeWit B, Maddens R, Nuttens T, VandeWeghe N, Vervust S

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Cartography and Geographic Information Science

Year: 2015

Volume: 42

Issue: 3

Pages: 271-282

Online publication date: 11/02/2015

Acceptance date: 21/10/2014

ISSN (print): 1523-0406

ISSN (electronic): 1545-0465

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/15230406.2015.1011236

DOI: 10.1080/15230406.2015.1011236


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