OEIT Supports CityScope Project-based Learning Seminar

Babi Mitra, Associate Director, Office of Educational Innovation and Technology

OEIT is assisting the CityScope Project-based Learning seminar this spring. This is the first offering of the CityScope course, which was developed by Professor Diane Davis and was awarded a d'Arbeloff Grant for Excellence in Education in 2006. The new course is designed to "expose first year students to the complex system dynamics of cities 'at risk' and to encourage them to use physical design, social policy, engineering, technology, or other social and science innovations to assess and solve problems in urban environments." Daniel Sheehan has been providing GIS (Geographic Information Systems) training to the students and will accompany them to New Orleans for the fieldwork portion of the class. Katie Vale is teaching the students how to conduct and interpret interview data as qualitative research, and Violeta Ivanova is providing an overview of documentary filmmaking and videography.