Published Tuesday 19 June 2012
The audience at a regional e-learning event later this week will find out simple ways to use mapping to deepen understanding about data.
Netskills' geo-mapping and digital storytelling specialist Chris Thomson will travel to Nottingham for the annual e-fair organised by the JISC Regional Support Centre (RSC) East Midlands.
Returning for its eighth consecutive year, the event is for learning providers interested to explore new ways of teaching with the help of technology.
Chris' session will look at why data mapping is useful for learning as well as demonstrate some of the tools available.
People intuitively relate to maps, Chris said.
They can really help build stories around numbers.
Data mapping gives meaning to data in a whole new way; it adds layers you just can't see by looking at raw data.
It might look quite complicated, but you can get great results with a relatively small amount of effort by using some of the emerging online tools.
Chris' session is based on our popular Location Location Location: How to Harness and Use Online Mapping Tools workshop.