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Enseigner le géoweb par la pratique et la critique. : Retour sur sept années de cours à distance

Abstract : Since 2010, Master’s students in geography programs at Saint-Etienne Jean Monnet University and Bordeaux Montaigne University in France – in collaboration with Concordia University in Canada – have had the option to take an online course entitled « Connaître et pratiquer le géoweb » (“Knowing and Practicing the Geoweb”). This course is based on the observation that recent developments in the geoweb are associated with profound technological, legal and organizational changes that have produced new ways of using and mobilizing geographic information. The course goes beyond conventional geospatial concepts and tools by inviting students to explore new online “popular” applications to assess their relevance, their complementarity and their limits in comparison to more traditional GIS (Geographic Information Systems). To achieve this, the course combines two pedagogical approaches: on the one hand, through the implementation of a full online course designed to facilitate a learning process based on experimentation; while on the other, by inviting students to reflect critically on their experimentations in light of the businessoriented discourses and functions that so often drive the development of these applications. This paper provides an overview of this experiment after seven years in the making and offers some practical and critical orientations for teaching geoweb courses.
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Thierry Joliveau, Matthieu Noucher, Laurent Couderchet, Sébastien Caquard. Enseigner le géoweb par la pratique et la critique. : Retour sur sept années de cours à distance. Ingéniérie des Systèmes d'Information, Lavoisier, 2017, 22 (5), ⟨10.3166/isi.22.5.11-33⟩. ⟨halshs-01876863⟩



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