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Teaching topographic map skills and geomorphology concepts with Google Earth in a one-computer classroom

Hsu, Hsiao-Ping orcid logoORCID: 0000-0002-3943-2690, Tsai, Bor-Wen orcid logoORCID: 0000-0003-0215-7338 and Chen, Che-Ming (2018) Teaching topographic map skills and geomorphology concepts with Google Earth in a one-computer classroom. Journal of Geography, 117 (1). pp. 29-39. ISSN 0022-1341

Teaching high-school geomorphological concepts and topographic map reading entails many challenges. This research reports the applicability and effectiveness of Google Earth in teaching topographic map skills and geomorphological concepts, by a single teacher, in a one-computer classroom. Compared to learning via a conventional instructional method, students learning with Google Earth do not have different geomorphological concepts development because both settings enable students to learn with similar static representation. However, students learning with Google Earth improve topographic map skills significantly compared to the conventional instructional method. This is because of the 3D landscape visualization and prior knowledge connections available with Google Earth.
Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:geomorphology; Google Earth; spatial visualization; spatial thinking; topographic map skills
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Institute of Education > School of STEM Education, Innovation, & Global Studies
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00221341.2017.1346138
Copyright Information:© 2017 Taylor & Francis
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:25278
Deposited On:05 Jan 2021 17:47 by Vidatum Academic . Last Modified 05 Jan 2021 17:47

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