The sheer amount of data and images students are working with to learn more about coastal erosion can be overwhelming, especially for students coming to campus with devices like a Chromebook or iPad. As a part of Dr. Patsch’s class gigabytes of drone data and images are collected and downloaded weekly. In the traditional computer lab model, this would volume of data would required 48-72 hours of processing time. The traditional lab experience resulted in:
eLumin started by focusing first on the student experience and desired learning outcomes. Once this critical components were understood, the technical work began – how data was being processed and how student used the GIS and drone software. From there, eLumin leverage AWS and worked CSUCI to define the technical requirements. eLumin’s collaboration and academic involvement was so learning centered that department faculty didn’t realize that the eLumin project manager was not a CSU employee.
eLumin leveraged its deep expertise of applying technical know how to educational challenges to design a cloud-based virtual lab that has transformed coastal erosion studies for CSUCI students and faculty.