The Effect of Using Geoda on Student Learning Outcome in Geographic Information Systems
Keywords:geoda, learning outcomes, geographic information system, open source software, student skill
Geoda is an open-source software that is usually used in spatial data analysis. One of the courses that discusses spatial and geographic data is the Geographic Information System Class. In the previous semester, new students in the class were introduced to new software, one of which was Geoda Software. In the middle of lecture meeting, there was a training on Geoda Software. The composition of the training material consists of : skills to upload spatial maps into geoda software, how to combine excel tables into spatial maps, and Spatial Data Visualization (Thematic Map, Scatter Plot, Bubble Chart & Parallel Chart). Before and after the training, there was a pre-test and post-test to find out whether students have good spatial analytical skills after using Geoda or not. From the results, it can be seen that the analytical skills of students in the Geography Information System class have increased significantly, with pre-test score of 56 (per 100) compared to post-test score about 83 (per 100).
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