This workshop presents a rare opportunity for faculty and staff to explore the potential of spatial thinking to improve pedagogy. The past few years have seen an explosion in free, easy to use, web applications that approach the power and flexibility of traditional Geographic Information Systems. As a result, scholars from across the academic spectrum have employed these tools to enable them and their students to pursue research questions from a spatial analysis perspective. Guided by three experts with deep knowledge of tools and techniques for integrating web mapping across multiple disciplines, participants will engage in a sequence of collaborative learning activities that will:
- Build literacy and skills in spatial thinking and digital cartography
- Clarify faculty teaching and research interests that would benefit from a geospatial approach
- Foster intra- and inter-institutional teamwork, and
- Explore project development and support options.