IEDA: Marine Geoscience Data System

Educational Modules

MGDS education components focus primarily on the creation of educational materials, on-line educational resources, and participation in workshops for educators. The educational materials cover a range of content and approaches involving the use of geoscience research data in education.

Activities for Students


MGDS Resources


Research on Learning

Studies on student use of data visualizations shows that students often fail to perceive the essential information that experts or teachers had in mind when creating or presenting the visualizations. Sandra Swenson conducted research to establish how students in grades 8-12 interpret a common visualization of a global digital elevation model. The full results of that study can be read here.


Reports & Workshops

MGDS actively participates in education and outreach workshops organised for educators, and reports on those activities are made to our Advisory Commimttee.


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