MRU prof takes high-tech approach to improving geography education

April 20, 2015

Mount Royal University professor Lynn Moorman is partnering with local technology experts to help improve students' basic geographic knowledge and skills. Working with the PYXIS innovation, a firm that specializes in global grid technologies, Moorman is using advanced geospatial software to demonstrate to students connections and interactions between things such as traffic flow, wildlife migration patterns, and watersheds. Her project is intended to make geography more accessible to a digitally savvy generation by providing a hands-on learning experience. "It's a globally connected world, and for us to succeed as a society and as an economy, we need to ensure that growing generations are familiar and comfortable with the geography of their country and the world as a whole," Moorman said. MRU News