GEOG 497C
GIS for Transportation: Principles, Data and Applications

10.4 Weekly Webinar

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This week’s speaker is Rodney Bunner. For details about Rodney’s current role and background, refer to the previous lesson.

Assignment 10-5 (15 points)

After attending the webinar, prepare a brief write-up (300 – 500 words) summarizing the session and submit it in M.S. Word format to Assignment 10-5 in Canvas. In your summary, address the following:

  • What did you learn and/or find most interesting?
  • What was unclear in the presentation/discussion?
Webinar Rubric (15 points)
Criteria Ratings Pts
Followed Instructions Excellent: Student carefully followed all instructions for the assignment.
4.0 pts
Satisfactory: Student's submission exhibited some minor deviations from the instructions for the assignment.
2.5 pts
Poor: Student's submission exhibited major deviations from the instructions for the assignment.
1.0 pts
4.0 pts
Content Quality Excellent: The student's submittal demonstrated that the student paid close attention during the webinar and carefully reflected on the key topics which were covered.
7.0 pts
Satisfactory: The student's submittal demonstrated that the student was somewhat attentive during the webinar and engaged in limited reflection on the key topics which were covered.
4.0 pts
Poor: The student's submittal provided little or no evidence that the student paid careful attention during the webinar or reflected on the topics which were covered.
1.0 pts
7.0 pts
Writing Quality Excellent: Student’s writing was organized, clear, and concise and was free from spelling and grammatical errors.
4.0 pts
Satisfactory: Student’s writing exhibited some deficiencies in the area of organization, clarity, and conciseness and/or contained a few spelling or grammatical errors.
2.5 pts
Poor: Student’s writing exhibited major deficiencies in the area of organization, clarity, and conciseness and/or contained many spelling or grammatical errors.
1.0 pts
4.0 pts
Total Points: 15.0

Assignment 10-6 (30 points)

Respond to the following questions about the course elements and submit  your responses in the form of an M.S. Word document to Assignment 10-6 in Canvas:

Webinars

  1. List the nine course webinars in the order in which you found them to be most valuable and interesting. (3 points)
  2. What did you like about the webinar format? (2 points)
  3. What suggestions would you offer to improve the format? (2 points)
  4. List some other areas in transportation / GIS-T which would you have liked to see covered by a webinar? (3 points)
  5. Participating in the webinars live required you to make yourself available at a specific time each week.  This is not typical for online courses.  Did you feel participating in the webinars live was worth giving up a little of the flexibility generally afforded by online courses? (2 points)

Hands On Activities

  1. In general what are you thoughts on the hands on activities you completed in the course? (2 points)
  2. Do you feel you have a reasonable understanding of Network Analyst?  Is this of value to you? (2 points)
  3. Do you have thoughts on how this element of the course might be improved? (2 points)

Transportation Organizations

  1. In general, what were your thoughts about this component of the course? (2 points)
  2. Will knowledge of the transportation organizations  we covered be of benefit to you? (2 points)
  3. What suggestions would you offer to improve this component of the course? (2 points)

One-on-One Chats

  1. When I created  this element of the course I had expected the class size to be a bit bigger.  Nonetheless, what are your general thoughts on this component of the course?  (2 points)
  2. Was it of value to you in getting to know your classmates and instructor better than you would have otherwise?  Is this something you value? (2 points)
  3. Did the discussions add to your understanding of the subject matter? (2 points)