Developing a Remote Sensing and Cloud Computing Curriculum for the Association of Computer/Information Sciences and Engineering Departments at Minority Institutions (ADMI)
This project was conducted under the direction of Jerome Mitchell Ph.D. at Elizabeth City State University in Elizabeth City, North Carolina during the summer of 2013.
Team Web Page: http://nia.ecsu.edu/reuomps2013/teams/iu/
In the past decade, online learning initiatives have become increasingly comprehensive and have allowed students to be unburdened from learning complex subjects in a traditional teach-learn environment. Universities have recognized the need to adapt new teaching-learning approaches for meeting students’ diverse inadequacies. Cloud computing, which offers a scalable and flexible approach to storing, processing, and analyzing big data, has benefited from a variety of science applications except for remote sensing. This research explored the potential for a cloud computing and remote sensing curriculum through the use of video resources and hands-on assessments. This project explored developing a curriculum for coupling two diverse research areas, cloud computing and remote sensing and provided customized virtual appliances as hands-on assessments. The solution acquired information about cloud computing and remote sensing in order to develop five15-20 minute self-contained modules. Also, developed was a Message Passing Interface (MPI) and Hadoop virtual appliance, so students can apply theoretical concepts gained from the curriculum.