Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Distances shrink, networks matter: UNIGIS MSc 2013
UNIGIS MSc starter workshop. However, GIS was not the central topic of the workshop. Prof. Strobl challenged such expectations right away in his welcoming talk: "we do not expect you to leave Salzburg knowing much more about GIS, we want you to get to know each other". On the way towards a community of practice of GIS students, coffee breaks during the workshop and delicious Austrian "Ripperl" with "Keller-Bier" facilitated this aim. Supervised by the UNIGIS_2013 mascot GISmo, the basis of a strong network was successfully built. A distance learning course has morphed to a networked, collective learning experience. We wish all new students interesting 2-3 years ahead and success in meeting their aims!