Introducing GIS skills to conservation biology students

Elia Godoong, and Abd Hamid Ahmad, (2009) Introducing GIS skills to conservation biology students. In: Seminar Kebangsaan Teknologi dan Inovasi Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran 2009 (SKTIP 09), Hotel Palm Garden IOI Resort Putrajaya.


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An apparent problem in the interpretation of landscapes, navigation, description of research areas and the overall inability of making sense of their positions on the ground was observed amongst the students enrolling in the program of Conservation Biology at Universiti Malaysia Sabah. This became even more pronounced during proposal presentation, result presentation and the presentation of the final year projects. As a remedial step, GIS skills was introduced and made compulsory to all students. The overall goal of this initiative is to blend the skills into their academic and field training, preparing them for a more meaningful exploration into the environment, both during their academic years and beyond. We present here how the problem was identified and the levels of skills that are introduce to solve the problem.

Item Type:Conference Paper (UNSPECIFIED)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Conservation Biology, Geographic Information System (GIS), Institute for Biology Tropical and Conservation (ITBC), UMS
Subjects:Q Science > Q Science (General)
ID Code:12122
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:06 Nov 2015 11:34
Last Modified:06 Nov 2015 11:34

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