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Teaching Topographic Map Skills and Geomorphology Concepts with Google Earth in a One-Computer Classroom
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Journal of Geography Volume 117, Number 1, ISSN 0022-1341

Abstract

Teaching high-school geomorphological concepts and topographic map reading entails many challenges. This research reports the applicability and effectiveness of Google Earth in teaching topographic map skills and geomorphological concepts, by a single teacher, in a one-computer classroom. Compared to learning via a conventional instructional method, students learning with Google Earth do not have different geomorphological concepts development because both settings enable students to learn with similar static representation. However, students learning with Google Earth improve topographic map skills significantly compared to the conventional instructional method. This is because of the 3D landscape visualization and prior knowledge connections available with Google Earth.

Citation

Hsu, H.P., Tsai, B.W. & Chen, C.M. (2018). Teaching Topographic Map Skills and Geomorphology Concepts with Google Earth in a One-Computer Classroom. Journal of Geography, 117(1), 29-39. Retrieved September 17, 2019 from .

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