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Cartographic Education II | Formation cartographique II

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Impact of the geographical distribution of private schools in Al Ain city on learning opportunities | L’impact de la répartition géographique des écoles privés sur l’accès à l’éducation dans la ville d’Al Aïn 
Presenter: Mohammed Maali, United Arab Emirates University
Copresenters: Abdulla Al Shekaili, Naeema Al hosani, Sultan Al Mansouri, Abdullah Al Zubaidi, United Arab Emirates University
Academic and learning achievements among elementary school students are highly correlated with their school's ability to deliver functioning and informative educational programs. Schools with large student population and large class sizes are unlikely to deliver functioning educational programs, thus seriously disadvantaging students, preventing them from achieving their educational goals. This has been a problem reported in many cities in the United Arab Emitares.

This research study hypothesizes that the geographic distribution of schools' locations is leading to overcrowded classes and schools, and thus significantly impairing the opportunities of the students. To test the validity of this hypothesis a series of information layers will be integrated into a geographic information systems database that analyzes the impact of a school geographic location and its academic achievement.

How my cartographic education prepared me (or didn't) for a mapping job in tech | Comment ma formation en cartographie m’a préparé (ou pas) à un métier de cartographe dans le secteur technologique
Presenter: Robin Tolochko, Uber
After graduating with my Master's in Cartography & GIS in May 2016, I landed my dream job: designing digital maps at a company with millions of users around the world. What did I learn in school that prepared me for this new role? What have I learned on the job that no class ever contained? This talk will cover a range of learnings that have served me well—from cartographic concepts to user-centered design to soft skills—and how working in mapping in the tech sector has augmented my formal education.

Evaluating Learning Effectiveness Using Cartographic Generalization Techniques: Online, Traditional, or Hybrid Lectures? | Évaluation de l’efficacité de l’apprentissage à l’aide de techniques de généralisation cartographique : lectures en ligne, traditionnelles ou hybrides?
Presenter: Jared Ware, United States Military Academy
The contemporary education environment raises questions about the effectiveness of online courses, particularly as compared to traditional classroom learning and in relation to student needs, perceptions, and learning outcomes. A prevailing thought is that it is often through conversation, discourse, discussion, and debate among students and between instructors and students that a new concept is clarified. I researched learning effectiveness where the objectives were to determine which methods are best for specific cartographic generalization techniques and also to determine if students learn the techniques better online, in a traditional lecture, or a blend of both. The aim of the research is to determine if online, traditional, or a hybrid of the two was more effective in allowing students to learn cartographic generalization techniques. The goal is to assess student feedback, lab scores, and test scores to determine if these techniques enhance learning as well as retention of the subject matter.

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Anthony Robinson

Assistant Professor and Director of Online Geospatial Education, Department of Geography, The Pennsylvania State University
I direct Penn State's Online Geospatial Education programs and serve as an Assistant Director in the Department of Geography's GeoVISTA Center. On nights and weekends I'm Vice President of NACIS and Chair of the ICA Commission on Visual Analytics.


Naeema Alhosani

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Jared Ware

Assistant Professor, Geospatial Information Science, United States Military Academy
I like maps. I really like traveling around to check out how places on maps look close up and in 3D. I also like discussing, learning and teaching new concepts and ideas. People can talk to me about anything - I enjoy engaging in and listening to good conversation - all I ask... Read More →

Wednesday October 11, 2017 4:00pm - 5:20pm EDT
Ballroom Centre