The Hour of Cyberinfrastructure (Hour of CI): Early Findings from Pilot Study to Build Cyber Literacy for GIScience

Eric Shook, Forrest Bowlick, Anand Padmanabhan, Karen Kemp

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Abstract

This paper provides an overview of the Hour of Cyberinfrastructure (Hour of CI), a project creating a suite of self-paced, hour-long lessons aimed at helping learners in the areas of spatial, social, and environmental sciences take their first steps in the path toward cyberinfrastructure. Using collaboratively developed lessons written in Jupyter Notebooks, the Hour of CI aims to lower barriers to cyberinfrastructure for next-generation scientists and scholars from broad and diverse backgrounds. Early findings based on a pilot of four lessons suggest our approach has created engaging and appropriately challenging lessons for diverse learners. The project will continue developing lessons to help learners build cyber literacy for GIScience and prepare them to tackle global problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of EduHPC 2021
Subtitle of host publicationWorkshop on Education for High-Performance Computing, Held in conjunction with SC 2021: The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages9-15
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781665411165
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Event9th IEEE/ACM Workshop on Education for High-Performance Computing, EduHPC 2021 - St. Louis, United States
Duration: Nov 14 2021 → …

Publication series

NameProceedings of EduHPC 2021: Workshop on Education for High-Performance Computing, Held in conjunction with SC 2021: The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis

Conference

Conference9th IEEE/ACM Workshop on Education for High-Performance Computing, EduHPC 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySt. Louis
Period11/14/21 → …

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors acknowledge all the project contributors, partners, lesson developers, pilot instructors, and students who have helped contribute their time and talent to create, refine, and revise the lessons that have made the Hour of CI possible. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. OAC-1829708. This work used the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), which is supported by National Science Foundation grant number ACI-1548562. We thank Davide Del Vento for his assistance and leadership in helping develop the GISandbox science gateway, which was made possible through the XSEDE Extended Collaborative Support Service (ECSS) program.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 IEEE.

Keywords

  • GIS
  • GIScience education
  • cyber literacy

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