Using Geographic Information Systems in a Spatial History Course to Develop Students’ Digital Literacies and Digital Humanities Skills

Chi Man Kwong*, Benjamin Luke Moorhouse

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

In this chapter, an innovative way to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in a Spatial History Course to Develop Students’ Digital Literacies and Digital Humanities Skills is introduced. The authors detail the design of the innovation, the two rounds of implementations and, discuss the challenges they faced implementing the innovation. The chapter ends with advice to other history instructors on how they might capitalize on the benefits of GIS in Spatial History Courses.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTeaching with Technology in the Social Sciences
EditorsBenjamin Luke Moorhouse, Sandy S. C. Li, Sebastian Pahs
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer
Pages7-17
Number of pages11
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9789819984183
ISBN (Print)9789819984176
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2024

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in Education
PublisherSpringer
ISSN (Print)2211-1921
ISSN (Electronic)2211-193X

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Education
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

User-Defined Keywords

  • Digital tools
  • Geographic information systems
  • Practitioner research
  • Social sciences
  • Spatial history
  • Technology

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