Tutorials and Training
Need to learn ArcGIS?
You can either (a) take a instructor-led course or (b) learn on your own through web-courses and tutorial books.
For option a:
1. Check out the next GIS course offered at Oberlin or find a course through your local college or university
2. Pay >$1000 to ESRI and take one of their instructor-led courses
For option b:
1. Online web-based ESRI courses. They range in price from FREE to ~$200. Search all ESRI courses.
2. Oberlin students have free access to Lynda.com, an online training library that teaches the latest software, creative, and business skills through high-quality instructional videos taught by recognized industry experts. Sign up here.
3. Find a tutorial book and work your way through ArcGIS. Look on OhioLink for books to borrow. The Geology Department currently owns the following GIS tutorial books: Gorr and Kurland's GIS Tutorial 1: Basic Workbook (c. 2011), Ormsby et al's Getting to know ArcGIS Desktop (c. 2010), and Price's Mastering ArcGIS (c. 2010).
4. Find a university instructor who publishes their labs online. Complete at your leisure. Some instructors have shared their labs online, however, you they will frequently ask your to go find your own data (e.g. Barb Tewksbury).
Esri also has a guide to selecting which method of training would be best for you