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Special Session:
GI-Curriculum Design 2.0

GI education is challenged by the pace of change in GIScience and Technologies. Curricula need to be revised regularly to equip future professionals with the conceptual and methodological competences to cope with dynamically changing technologies and IT environments. A twofold strategy is taken towards this direction: first, a revision of the current Body of Knowledge for GIScience and Technologies (GIS&T BoK). Second, the development of new ontology-based strategies and tools for curriculum development. The special session “GI-Curriculum Design 2.0” will offer hands-on experience to explore and test new interactive curriculum design tools. Second, a paper session will focus on Curriculum Design 2.0 from various perspectives, including its content base, didactical aspects and technology-supported design strategies.

Scope of the workshop “BoK 2.0 for Curriculum Design”

In this ‘plugfest’ workshop, ‘VirLaBok’ was explored and tested. The VirLaBok is a virtual laboratory to explore a revised version of the GIST&T BoK that was developed in the context of EU project ‘Geographic Information – Need to Know’ in a networked effort of 35 European partners. The VirLaBok aims to support curriculum design, as it allows definition of learning paths by browsing the BoK, selecting concepts, topics and units from different knowledge areas, visualizing the selected elements and linking those to e.g. existing courses or course modules stored in the VirLaBoK. For the testing worked examples were used and participants were invited to test their own educational offerings.

Session committee

Adrijana Car
Francis Harvey
Barbara Hofer
Thomas Jekel
Wolfgang Reinhardt
Josef Strobl
Christoph Traun
Frans Rip
Danny Vandenbroucke
Bela Markus
Imran Hossain
Gudrun Wallentin


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Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS, University of Salzburg | AGIS/Institut für Angewandte Informatik, Universität der Bundeswehr München

Geographic Information: Need to Know
towards a more demand-driven geospatial workforce education/training system
European project under the Life Long Learning Programme

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