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Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Esri “Accredited” Training and other Education GIS News

Apparently, some government folks in Bahrain took GIS training.

The training programme was executed by experts from (Tech Me GIS), which is a pioneering American institution accredited by the World ESRI Foundation and the training programme will consist of two training sessions , (Fundamentals of ArcGIS v10) and (Intermediate GIS Concepts v10).
I suspect some interpretation issues led to this description.
Geography for Life, 2nd is now available for purchase. ($23).
The Geography Education Implementation Project (GENIP) - a consortium of the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE), the National Geographic Society (NGS), the Association of American Geographers (AAG), and the American Geographical Society (AGS) - has released a revised and updated version of Geography for Life: National Geography Standards(1994). The revised edition features restructured content and a new format. Each standard is presented through four components: an introductory essay; knowledge statements; performance statements and examples. 
The new “Global Flow of Tertiary-level Students” interactive map was published by the UNESCO institute of Statistics (UIS) in Canada last month. What does it show? Per Chiao-Ling Chien, researcher and analyst in the UIS’ Education Indicators and Data Analysis section:
...the perspective of rich and poor nations, of South and North, and of West and East, in terms of student flows. In particular, for instance, readers can see exactly where Canadian students pursue their education abroad and which countries are sending the most students to Canada.
And, the worldwide map can show that same information for any country via a dropdown menu.
by Adena Schutzberg on 11/06 at 06:33 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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