[HOT] Humanitarian Mapping for a class
sejohnson8 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 23 01:00:29 UTC 2015
Glad to see you incorporating HOT into your geography classes. For
starters, I'd suggest you take a look at some of the material we've
compiled on the TeachOSM site , which includes basic information on
creating a workflow, grading & rubric, as well as some case studies.
Secondly, I'd encourage you to subscribe to the TeachOSM mailing list
and post your query there where other educators are likely to see it.
Lastly, you might talk to Nuala Cowen and Richard Hinton at George
Washington University. Nuala and Richard have incorporated digitizing
exercises for HOT in their classes and have a approach to making sure
students complete the tasks without resorting to minimum time.
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On Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 1:53 PM, Mueller, Thomas <Mueller at calu.edu> wrote:
> Hello, I have been working slowly trying to integrate humanitarian mapping
> into my classes and students’ education over the past couple of years . I
> am a Geography professor, but I admit I am a jack of all trades master of
> none (as I teach crime mapping, demographic analysis, GIS, etc.) I have
> tried several small projects– some successful and others not so
> successful. This year in one of my upper level classes I have assigned a
> Humanitarian Mapping assignment. The students will be working on the
> Mapping Kamrangirchar (Dhaka, Bangladesh). I felt this was a good project
> for my students since there are quite a few structures that need to be
> mapped. I am requesting that my students spend 30 minutes per week,
> every week mapping structures for this project. Obviously this should not
> be a difficult for them, but I am hoping it will accomplish several
> objectives including:
> 1) Help map the area
> 2) Help the students understand how they can “donate” their time to
> help (within a topic in their field)
> 3) Hopefully this will become part of their routine so they will
> continue, etc.
> Also it will make sure that I donate my time too to this endeavor.
> I have one question – how is the best way for me to check that they have
> completed this assignment every week? Should I have them copy and paste
> their history on to a Word Document? Is there a better way?
> Hopefully if this project is successful, then I am hoping to integrate
> this assignment into more of my classes.
> Thank you for your time
> Tom Mueller
> Thomas R. Mueller, Ph.D., GISP
> *Advisor: Geography Major with GIS and Emergency Management Concentration*
> *Co - Director: Pennsylvania View*
> Department of Earth Sciences, California University of Pennsylvania
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