Session 1B:
Mapping: A Compelling Educational Route

Speakers: Sheila Coronel, Valerie Paley, John Frankfurt, Maria Janelli
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM

New methods of using and communicating location-based information have created an opportunity to advance education and research. With the advent of accessible and adaptable online mapping tools that incorporate dynamic data streams in imaginable ways, faculty and students can consider new dimensions for their academic work. Session attendees will discover why mapping is a compelling entry point for educational endeavors and how location-specific projects have been enhancing teaching and learning at Columbia University. Professor Sheila Coronel will discuss her use of mapping in the School of Journalism election project and Valerie Paley will present the New York Neighborhoods Wiki used in Ken Jackson's fall 2007 History of the City of New York course.