"An evaluation of a web-based e-learning system to facilitate integration of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) into the Civil Engineering curriculum was conducted. The principal goals of the evaluation were to examine the effectiveness of the learning system and to develop a preliminary model to describe how students interact with the learning system. Quantitative and qualitative data were collected from 80 students who participated in a geotechnical engineering laboratory session, which covered soil borrow sites. Students rated the laboratory session as significantly more effective for learning, a nd more motivational than the class text. They also rated the lab significantly more applicable to real world learning than both their text books and class lecture. Furthermore, students rated their knowledge about the subject area significantly higher after the laboratory session than before. Qualitative analysis indicated that students were motivated to use the system in order to acquire a general understanding of GIS, to develop a better understanding of GIS functionalities, and as a method for ongoing review of GIS"--Abstract, page iii.
Hall, Richard H.
Hilgers, Michael Gene
Business and Information Technology
M.S. in Information Science and Technology
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
Missouri University of Science and Technology
viii, 71 pages
© 2009 Basanta Bahadur Tandon, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Geographic information systems
Instructional systems -- Case studies -- Design
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Tandon, Basanta, "Integration of a GIS learning system into civil engineering curricula: an evaluation" (2009). Masters Theses. 5001.