You can access a PDF copy of the slides here: www.directionsmag.com/images/webinars/Directions_Geospatial_Educators_Roundtable_1.16.13.pdf
Think you might want to further your education with a degree, certificate or even just a few classes in geospatial technology? Join the conversation!
Stephen McElroy, Ph.D., GIS Program Chair, American Sentinel University
Steven Hick, GIS Director, University of Denver
Rich Schultz, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Geography and Geosciences, Elmhurst College
Regina Ryan, Associate Director, GIS, Johns Hopkins University
Beth Fletcher King, Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography, Penn State University
During this webinar, all speakers will briefly describe their program and present success stories about recent graduates, showing how those students leveraged their educational experiences to start or further their careers. In addition, the speakers will participate in a roundtable discussion of topics such as:
What are the essential topics taught by today’s GIS programs?
Is it possible for distance learning students to engage in research projects?
What kind of time commitment is required of working professionals?
We plan to leave significant time to take questions from the audience, so please come with your questions!
What will we do with all of the Apple sensors: NFC, HealthKit, HomeKit, LED Sensors, barometers. Will they portend the beginning of yet another big data assault that will impact geospatial professionals? Will they catapult the “connected home” or “quantified self” craze? How will we use these data? Will standards be part of the adoption and who will own them?