Introduction of GIS into Civil Engineering Curricula
This research project developed a web-based learning system to teach students the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) within the foundational courses of a typical civil engineering program. As opposed to generating a series of GIS courses, the GIS know-how is introduced within existing courses as a module that will reinforce basic concepts taught throughout the curriculum in a comprehensive manner. Evaluation research of a proof-of-concept prototype for geotechnical course supported the efficacy of such an approach. With this prototype as a guide, modules are developed in the following five areas: environmental, geotechnical, hydrology, surveying/measurements, and transportation.
R. Luna et al., "Introduction of GIS into Civil Engineering Curricula," Proceedings of the 2008 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Jun 2008.
2008 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Business and Information Technology
Keywords and Phrases
Geotechnics; Higher Education; Hydrology; Information Systems; Modules; Research Projects; Surveying; Transportation
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