Teaching GIS in the Classroom: Story Maps as a Case Study
In this chapter, the author discusses the value of integrating the Esri Story Map app into STEM-based general education courses and provides a model for implementing the technology. The experience with an introductory spatial science class at the University of Southern California suggests that Story Maps can be success-fully introduced to students who have no prior experience with GIS software. With a minimum of instruction and support, students were able to design and create their own spatially oriented web applications. Students enjoyed the creative process, learned new skills, and generated a polished app that can be published on the web. This positive experience indicates that the versatile Story Map platform can be molded into a mapping platform that reaches across the natural sciences,social sciences, and humanities and fits the skill level and topic interest of almos tany course.
Warshawsky, D. N.
(2016). Teaching GIS in the Classroom: Story Maps as a Case Study. STEM and GIS in Higher Education, 10, 187-196.