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Map Course Will Be One of Penn State's Initial MOOC Offerings

March 27, 2013

"Maps and the Geospatial Revolution" will be one of Penn State’s first five entries into its recent partnership with Coursera.

Anthony C. Robinson, Ph.D., lead faculty for Online Geospatial Education and assistant director of the GeoVISTA Center at Penn State is developing the course in partnership with Esri. The class is designed to help to ensure that everyone enrolled gains hands-on experience using mapping tools in ArcGIS Online.

The motivation for this course is to expand the audience of people who have made their own maps and to serve the novice audience to prepare them to take further coursework in geography.

Enrollment is free for anyone, and the class begins in July.

A massive open online course (MOOC) is an online class based on far-reaching interactive participation on the web. MOOCs provide access to user forums which build an academic community around the class. Conventional course materials, such as readings, videos, and assignments can also be a part of the course.

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