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General Information
    • ISSN: 2010-3689
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Monthly (Since 2015)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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Editor-in-chief
Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
University of South Australia, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJIET. The journal publishes good papers which focous on the advanced researches in the field of information and education technology. Hopefully, IJIET will become a recognized journal among the scholars in the filed of information and education technology.
IJIET 2017 Vol.7(3): 242-245 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2017.7.3.873

Application of Geospatial Technology in the Classroom and Collaborative Learning

M. Iinuma, T. Matsuhashi, T. Nakamura, and H. Chiyokura
Abstract—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.

Index Terms—Geospatial technology, collaboration, higher education, curriculum.

The authors are with the Department of Media Science, Tokyo University of Technology, Tokyo, Japan (e-mail: iinuma@stf.teu.ac.jp, matsuhashi@stf.teu.ac.jp, tagiru@edu.teu.ac.jp, chiyokura@stf.teu.ac.jp).

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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.

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