The motivation within GITTA lies in exploiting synergies, increasing the teaching capacity as well as improving the quality by redesigning the course on a modular basis to offer high flexibility. That means: flexibility in time and content to be chosen, individually adapted to the students needs, where theory is no longer separated from practical experiences.
The idea behind GITTA is to supplement, and partly substitute, the actual GIS education by internet based learning modules. Its organization is modular and divided into two levels complemented by case studies:
The learning environment is designed to be flexible to meet the users requirements and to apply learning material either class-accompanied, or, for self-guided studying. Great emphasis lies on adding a surplus value to this way of education, and, the idea is to give the students the possibility to discover GIS concepts interactively on their own.
The project organization is built up by six modules as you can retrieve from the following graphic:The six available GITTA modules
The modules are educational components which bound a specific field of knowledge and lead to well-defined expertise and skills. Each module touches a number of methods and techniques as well as their applications. The six modules cover the following topics (see also illustration above):
Each of these modules are made of three to seven lessons. The entire course organization is modular down to the lesson level, what means that the choice of content to be integrated in a course can be made on this level. This guarantees in-depth information in small learning units that can be successfully completed step-by-step, as well as guaranteeing high flexibility whereby a clear learning target is defined to the student.