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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of EduHPC 2021|
|Subtitle of host publication||Workshop on Education for High-Performance Computing, Held in conjunction with SC 2021: The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.|
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - 2021|
|Event||9th IEEE/ACM Workshop on Education for High-Performance Computing, EduHPC 2021 - St. Louis, United States|
Duration: Nov 14 2021 → …
|Name||Proceedings 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||9th IEEE/ACM Workshop on Education for High-Performance Computing, EduHPC 2021|
|Period||11/14/21 → …|
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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.
© 2021 IEEE.
- GIScience education
- cyber literacy