Demographics: Undergraduates (18 – 21) and Post graduates Researchers 21+ both genders enrolled in Higher or Further Education in the UK.
The IIGLU project is developing an online, self-paced teaching tool to help people learn how to create maps, add information to these maps and use the maps to further their understanding of the information they are working with – with the underlying principle that if you show things on a map they are easier to understand than, for example, in a spreadsheet and you may gain a better understanding of your data. We then build on these basic steps to add further, more complex, concepts relating to mapping and data analysis, again through the online, self-paced teaching tool.
The idea of IIGLU comes from “Interactive Integrated Geospatial Learning and Understanding” and we came up with this name as a take on the word Igloo because it is made of large building blocks which represent the different steps of understanding in our tutorial. As you complete each step you build your understanding of the geographic concepts that underpin digital mapping. Also an igloo is sort of shaped like a globe/earth, and this project is about geography and digital mapping. We would like perhaps a map/globe/earth signified as a curved igloo? Perhaps with the last ice block missing or about to be put in to represent the learning process. But we are open to other ideas.
Please see attached sketch for logo layout idea ...!!!
The interface to our teaching tool will be divided into two sections the top 1/3 will have the banner and logo as a header. However, the logo with business name should be more elongated than square so we can minimize vertical space on the page it takes up. This is because the majority of the space in the top 1/3 will contain text and tutorial instructions to guide the student through the learning process. The bottom 2/3 of the web page will be a multimedia window which will embed relevant you Tube videos or an interactive web-map (therefore we need a logo colour palette that will not clash with the interactive map which will most likely follow the Google map colour scheme).
Blog of G3 Project which is developing IIGLU progress: http://jiscg3.blogspot.com/