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

Kristien Ooms, Philippe De Maeyer, Bart De Wit, Ruben Maddens, Timothy Nuttens, Nico Van De Weghe, 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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-282
Number of pages12
JournalCartography and Geographic Information Science
Volume42
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2015
Externally publishedYes

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