|Map allowing students to explore volcanoes and fault lines|
While the authors found that similar aims to implement GIS into classrooms in other nations met with resistance, in Norway teachers were found to be open and willing, as well as already having experience with using various GIS programs. The availability of inexpensive and often free web applications and data viewers leaves no cost prohibition to schools and extensive textbooks, lesson plans and other resources for teachers help transition the use into the classroom. Norway has the available resources to blaze the trail of a fully integrated GIS curriculum in secondary schools and produce students proficient in understanding the importance of spatial data and geography.
Work Cited:Rød, Jan Ketil, Wenche Larsen, and Einar Nilsen. "Learning geography with GIS: Integrating GIS into upper secondary school geography curricula." Norwegian Journal Of Geography 64, no. 1 (March 2010): 21-35. Academic Search Complete, EBSCOhost (accessed March 20, 2013).