A Geographical Information System in a Virtual Learning Environment

J. Cuartero-Olivera, L. Porta-Simó, F. Giménez-Pardo, M. Serra-Vizern, R. Beneito-Montagut, A. Pérez-Navarro, J.A. Morán-Moreno, and E. Santamaría-Pérez (Spain)

Keywords

Innovative Webbased Teaching and Learning Technologies, Elearning, Web Based Education, Virtual Labs, Data Visualization, Geographical Information System.

Abstract

The use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in education has widened the range of learning possibilities and provides the required technological support to create a new learning environment. This paper focuses on the description of an improved educational environment based on a system of data visualization and a geographical information system. It describes a proposal for integrating theory and practice in the learning process, improving visualization and customization of learning methods. Afterwards, an approach based on a Geographical Information System (GIS) is presented which is adapted to the requirements of a virtual learning environment.

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