US: Elmhurst College introduced a Skills for the Digital Earth MOOC (massive open online course) course. It is a 4-week, online course designed to introduce how location technologies are used in society. The Digital Earth MOOC is being offered through Desire2Learn (D2L) Open Courses.
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 GIS software all the way to advanced users.
Upon successful completion of Modules 1-6, participants will be issued a certificate of completion. Upon successful completion of Module 7, participants will receive an additional certificate.
Dr. Richard B. Schultz, Associate Director of the National Geospatial Technologies Center of Excellence (GeoTech Center) will be the lead instructor.
Run Dates: March 30 – April 26, 2014 (4 weeks)
Registration Opens: March 3, 2014
Cost per student: Free
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