10CGIS-NUR MissionThe CGIS-NUR promotes a spatially literate society by serving as a recognized multi-disciplinary training and research centre of excellence in GIS and RS technologies and applications through which it addresses issues of local, national and regional importance such as societal and economic transformation and sustainable development.
11Introducing GIS to Secondary Education in Rwanda This presentation has been shown at the ESRI East Africa User Conference in September It is based on a paper written by the project coordinator, Martina Forster, the former director from CGIS, Michele Schilling and a senior GIS consultant, Tom McConnell.Martina Forster GIS and Remote Sensing Centre National University of Rwanda
12Snowball dispersion model Start with 10 schools2 - 3 teachers per schoolTeacher training in summer 2007Start teaching with GIS in Jan 2008Participating schools will each recruit 3 new schoolsPilot teachers will teach teachers at new schoolsMost schools will be involved within 5 yearsBringing GIS to Rwandan secondary schools thus demands a carefully reflected implementation plan. The successful incorporation of GIS into secondary education requires assimilation with the general curriculum, the teacher education, the job market and higher education at university. The accomplishment of sustainable teacher trainings, assistance throughout the first years at lowest possible cost and the implementation of the appropriate technical solution against all bottlenecks indicated above make it a challenging project. The following is the plan of implementation.
13Selection of Pilot Schools Public, private, religious schoolsTechnical/vocational vs. scientific schoolsCriteriaElectricityAvailability of computersTeachers using ITFrench and English instructionEnthusiasm
14Teacher Training in 2007 3 days in June 2 days in August GIS conceptsMapping and QueryEdit spatial dataDigitizing2 days in AugustGPS data collectionSchool lessonsRefresher in November?Experience with the adoption of GIS in other countries has proven the critical nature of thorough training for teachers. Therefore teacher training was split into two constitutive courses of three respectively two days with a pause of about one month in between. For most effective results there’ll be only six teachers attending a class.
18Short Courses offered Introduction to GIS Introduction to Remote SensingSDI (SDI-Suite / Portal Toolkit)Geodatabase / ArcSDEMobile GIS / GPS / DGPSGIS PublishingThreat to BiodiversitySoil Erosion mappingUrban and regional planning managementLand use/cover change analysis
19Earthquakes in Greece and Turkey; Disasters during the last DecadeFloods in Germany, Austria,Czech Republik, Poland, England, France, Italy, UK;Earthquakes in Greece and Turkey;Storms in France, Germany, Austria, Northern Europe;Forest Fires in the Mediterranean region;Marine oil tanker accidents (e.g. Erika, Prestige);Technological disasters (e.g. explosions in Enschede and Toulouse, Danube pollution with Cyanid, Fires in tunnels, Train accidents …)
20Space-based Solutions for Disaster Management … Satellite communications help warn people who are at risk, especially in remote areasThey help connect a disaster zone to the outside worldImages from earth observing satellites help assess the damage caused by disasters like earthquakes, volcano eruptions, oil spills and floods.Global navigation satellite systems enable us to obtain positional information on events that have to be mapped
21UN SPIDER - Outreach Activities in 2007 Support participants from developing countries to attend relevant workshops and conferences.Organise international and regional workshops/expert meetings:- Bonn, Germany - October 2007- Bangkok, Thailand – November 2007- Shenzhen, China – December 2007- Khartoum, Sudan – December 2007- Salzburg, Austria – February 2008Check out the UNOOSA website for upcoming activities and get involved
22GIScience EducationThinking Spatially Spatial Concepts SOA Application Design SDI Conceptual Modeling Metadata Location Based Services Database Design _Spatial Statistics Catalog Services Indexing Hypotheses Testing Process Modeling SpatialAnalysis Interpolation Segmentation
25UNIGIS Distance Learning MSc or PG Certificate in „Geographical Information Science and Systems“Global Network of Universities collaborating in postgraduate / professional GIS Distance Learning„Educating GIS Professionals Worldwide“
26UNIGIS Modular Learning 134562798Collab. ProjectE1SSMSc ThesisE3E27/9 Modulesplus ElectivesFinal Project / Thesis1 yr – PG Certificate2 yr – MSc Cegree
31The GI Success Diamond Application Demand GI Edu GI Science GI Technologies
32“The only sustainable competitive advantage, is the ability to learn and apply the right stuff faster”Wayne Hodgkins
33ESRI AP Discuss education with you today Everybody is an educator, and all of you are doing phantastic jobs in this areaEducation is critical for the success of our industry, today, and even more so tomorrowTwo groups: people who need to know about GIS, and ‚spatially aware‘ customersBoK, and Spatial Thinking bookSpatial literacy !!! GIS DayMove to server-centric GIS changes rules…
34Education… is critical for the success of our industry, today, and even more so tomorrowTwo major groups:people who need to know about GIS, and‚spatially aware‘ customers