Panel 3: Convergence

Panel 3 was global! One panel, many time zones!

Tuesday May 18, 2021 22:00 CEST / Wednesday May 19, 2021 06:00 AEST

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This conversation presented two perspectives on what we've learned from this experience. Panelists speaking for Educators addressed the following questions:

  1. What was the most successful practice you implemented for the first time in your teaching during the past year?

  2. What teaching challenges do you expect over the short (1 year), medium (2-3 years) or long term (4+ years)?


Panelists speaking from the perspective of Higher Education Leadership reflected on:

  1. What do you think will need to change about teaching & learning GIScience in higher education? Is that different from other subject areas that also involve digital technologies, and if so, how?


And to wrap up, all panelists were invited to respond to:

  1. What is the most important lesson about best practice or leadership in education that you learned this year? Are old best practices still the best? Are new best practices emerging?


Educator Panelists

  • Serena Coetzee, University of Pretoria, South Africa

  • Kate Parks, University of Southampton, UK

  • Sara Fabrikant, University of Zurich

  • Geri Miller, Johns Hopkins University and Esri Philadelphia, US

  • John Lowry, Massey University, Aotearoa/New Zealand


Leadership Panelists

  • David Maguire, HE Consultant, former Vice-Chancellor at the universities of Dundee and Greenwich, UK, and former Chief Scientist, Esri US

  • Elizabeth (Libby) Wentz, Provost and Dean, Arizona State University, US

  • Anthony Robinson, Director of Online Geospatial Education Programs, Pennsylvania State University, US

  • Peter Atkinson, Dean of Science at Lancaster University, UK