I'm the primary instructor for the Coursera Specialization in GIS, which is composed of the following five courses (free to take for no grade). Teaching on Coursera is a wild ride since you reach tens of thousands of students from countries all over the world who speak different languages. It keeps me on my toes, making sure I explain things well to individuals with a wide variety of experience and keep the course materials updated so that students finish the courses with modern skills. I built these courses along with the Online Education group at UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education (formerly Extension). The courses are designed to be taken in order, or as part of the whole specialization.
I regularly teach courses in person with UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education:
- Introduction to GIS for Water Resource Managers (5 introductory courses for the CA Water Boards)
- Introduction to GIS (open enrollment)
- Older courses:
- GIS for Resource Managers and Professionals (a beginner-level course)
- GIS for Watershed Analysis: Intermediate
- GIS for Watershed Analysis: Advanced
During the COVID19 stay at home period, we adapted these courses to an online format, using a mix of session lengths and experimenting with flipped classroom methods where learners used our Coursera materials for lectures and demos and time in class was to answer questions, solve problems, and explore specific interests of the enrolled individuals.