Articles | Volume 4, issue 3
Geosci. Commun., 4, 421–435, 2021

Special issue: Virtual geoscience education resources (SE/GC inter-journal...

Geosci. Commun., 4, 421–435, 2021

Research article 28 Sep 2021

Research article | 28 Sep 2021

Virtual mapping and analytical data integration: a teaching module using Precambrian crystalline basement in Colorado's Front Range (USA)

Kevin H. Mahan et al.

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Subject: Geoscience education | Keyword: Pedagogy
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We describe a virtual education module that encompasses many of the basic requirements of an advanced field exercise, including designing data collection strategies, synthesizing field and laboratory data, and communicating the results. Modules like the one shared here can successfully address some of the key learning objectives that are common to field-based capstone experiences while also fostering a more accessible and inclusive learning environment for all students.
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