GITTA (Geographic Information Technology Training Alliance) is an e-Learning project, which tries to complement the conventional way of teaching, preferably in a blended learning mode. To students it provides the possibility to extend and recapitulate knowledge taught in class.
Originally a consortium of ten Swiss partner institutes created the GITTA lesson pool with every partner agreeing to contribute and utilise e-Learning content. Since the original content development of content is now completed
the recently founded GITTA Association tries to find partners outside the initial consortium to build up cooperations, which is considered as an important element of a strategy to ensure the further development and
sustainability of the GITTA knowledge pool. GITTA offers a great opportunity for being integrated into GIScience curricula in manifold ways.
First, GITTA offers the most comprehensive pool of GIScience education content available in e-learning. Second, the GITTA lessons and case studies are provided as free and open content through the Creative Commons licence. Third, all GITTA content is based on an XML dialect named eLML
(e-Learning Markup Language), providing standardised and flexible transformation into different output formats and / or presentation designs.