Free geospatial MOOC – Skills for the Digital Earth

Skills for the Digital Earth MOOC – through Elmhurst College – 3 through 30 April 2016:

http://www.elmhurst.edu/admission/school_for_professional_studies/239271581.html

Ever stop to think about how important location is when using your smart phone? This educational MOOC begins with an explanation of how society uses location in a myriad of disciplines. Geography, or rather, “where?” is important to all of us from various perspectives.  Within this MOOC, participants will learn what location technologies are used for, how the discipline developed and learn by doing via a series of scaffolded practical exercises. Online spatial software will be employed for any device using a browser which takes users through exercises and real world examples. It is appropriate for those with no prior experience with geographic information systems (GIS) software all the way to advanced users.  It is based on the Geospatial Technology Competency Model. For a preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9g0tsQwRAU

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