Elmhurst College Skills for the Digital Earth

FREE 4-Week Online Course

Ever stop to think about how important location is when using your smart phone?

Elmhurst’s Skills for the Digital Earth MOOC explores why “where?” is vitally important to a myriad of disciplines in our digital world. Participants in the MOOC will learn what location technologies are used for, as well as fundamental geospatial concepts, skills and applications.

Taught through video lectures, interaction opportunities and discussion forums, participants will complete exercises and run through real-world examples using online spatial software that works on any device with a Web browser.

The MOOC is designed for those with no prior experience with geographic information systems (GIS) software all the way to advanced users. Participants will earn badges after each module, and those who complete six of the course’s seven modules will receive a certificate of completion. An additional certificate will be awarded for completion of all seven modules.

Earning a degree at Elmhurst College?

Successfully complete the MOOC for a class waiver.

  • Completing modules 1-6 can count towards the undergraduate GIS certificate
  • Completing modules 1-7 can count towards the M.S. in Applied Geospatial Sciences
Click here to learn more, and register.

Lead Instructor: Ms. Judith Bock Program Director, Lecturer GIS Program Department of Geography & Geosciences, Elmhurst College