The Innovation Team is exploring the potential of geo-mapping tools for use in online courses. Beyond creating your own interactive learning objects for your students to use, why not consider having your students use these tools to visualize data related to the material in your online class, as collaborative individual or group assignments?
The Innovation Team offers you support and resources to implement these tools in your online courses.
For more examples, visit the Mapbox Gallery.
In this example, Bama By Distance students are mapped as part of their introduction to the online academic community of The University of Alabama. Precise GPS coordinates are somewhat randomized to protect students’ privacy.