New Geo Degree Option in Canada and other Education GIS News
Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) and the University of Regina have forged partnerships in education, geomatics and business administration. Here's deal:
... students complete a one-year, practical-based certificate at SIAST in Prince Albert, then move to Regina where they learn how to apply what they’ve learned.
With a total of 4 years between the two schools, students leave wth a diploma or certificate, and a degree.
Three new free e-books may be of interest to educators and students.
- ArcGIS Online in Education - Success Stories from Early Adopters (pdf) is a compilation, in e-book form, of mostly previously published articles about using AGOL in education.
- How to Build a Successful GIS Career (pdf, registration req'd) is a new 6 page e-book (e-article?) from American Sentinel University.
- The Mapping Revolution: Incorporating Geographic Information Systems in Government is from GovLoop and sponsored by Esri.
via press announcements, Esri newsfeed, e-mails
Chinese history professor Peter K. Bol will assume the newly created position of Vice Provost for Advances in Learning, University Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 announced in an email to Harvard faculty on Monday morning [Sept 15].
Bol was chair of the Harvard Academic Computing Committee and director of Harvard’s Center for Geographic Analysis. so a replacement will be needed for that position. His new job will include leading and coordinating the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching, and HarvardX, the University’s branch of corner of the EdX MOOC platform.
- Harvard Crimson via @daviddibiase