Scientific and technological evolution drives the growth of our society. Today one of the main efforts carried out by national governments and international institutions, is to "take science out of the lab and into the public arena". The European Commission states: "The Science and Society theme within the European Research Area supports activities that bring together policy-makers, researchers, and citizens." (EC ERA). As press, TV, radio and Internet can be used as communication channels between scientists and no scientists, so to "take science out of the lab⋯", the e-learning courses can be used as scientific literacy tools to spread more organized and well constructed scientific knowledge. The paper describes the distance learning SIGEO (GEOgraphic Information System) course as a Dissemination Scientific Information achievement devoted to promote a Geographical Information (GI) dissemination as well as a more conscious Geographic Information Systems (GISs) use.
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
|Event||8th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science, AGILE 2005 - , Portugal|
Duration: 1 Jan 2005 → …
|Conference||8th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science, AGILE 2005|
|Period||1/1/05 → …|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Information Systems
- Geography, Planning and Development
Bargellini, M. L., Caiaffa, E., Casadei, G., Coletti, S., & Puccia, L. (2005). E-Dissemination of geographic information science: SIGEO course. Paper presented at 8th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science, AGILE 2005, Portugal.