—Geographic Information System (GIS) has become
readily available and accessible than ever before. This
technology offers a new representation of the geographical space.
How can educators integrate this technology in their curriculum?
What is the new aspect of literacy that is unique of geospatial
technology? What skills are involved in digital spatial thinking?
These are questions that are still needs to be answered. In this
study, we would like to introduce a case study of how Google
Earth (GE) was used in a Computer Supported Collaborative
Learning (CSCL) environment at a university setting. The study
showed that using GE allows students to enhance the interest
and understanding of social issues.
—Geospatial technology, collaboration, higher
The authors are with the Department of Media Science, Tokyo University
of Technology, Tokyo, Japan (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Cite: M. Iinuma, T. Matsuhashi, T. Nakamura, and H. Chiyokura, "Application of Geospatial Technology in the Classroom and Collaborative Learning," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 242-245, 2017.