Web-based learning of spatial design and analysis concepts using simulations and visual feedback

Shortis, M, Leahy, F, Ogleby, C, Kealy, A and Ellis, F 2004, 'Web-based learning of spatial design and analysis concepts using simulations and visual feedback', Survey Review, vol. 37, pp. 344-359.


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Title Web-based learning of spatial design and analysis concepts using simulations and visual feedback
Author(s) Shortis, M
Leahy, F
Ogleby, C
Kealy, A
Ellis, F
Year 2004
Journal name Survey Review
Volume number 37
Start page 344
End page 359
Total pages 16
Publisher Directorate of Overseas Surveys
Abstract This paper describes the process and results of the transformation of the curriculum delivery of four different areas of the syllabus of the geomatics programs at the University of Melbourne. In each case the transformation addresses the teaching and learning problems associated with spatial relationships in two or three dimensions by providing a rich resource of theory material, animations of spatial concepts and, most importantly, visualisations or simulations of real world survey problems that provide immediate feedback. The visualisations and simulations allow students to investigate the design and analysis of spatial geometry and spatial relationships at their own pace, using the feedback to reinforce their learning. The online material affords an enhancement of the learning experience for undergraduate students, both complementing and providing an alternative to the conventional teaching methods of lectures, tutorials and practice classes.
Subject Geophysics not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Evaluation
multimedia pedagogy
simulation
spatial relationships
visualisation
ISSN 0039-6265
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