Gateway Lesson

Ready to Try an Hour of CI?

If it's your first time here, we recommend starting with the Gateway Lesson! It's a great way to understand the foundation of cyberinfrastructure and other core knowledge areas. Then you will be ready to explore the Beginner Lessons in any order! Start by filling out the Signup form below. If you are an instructor, then take a look at the instructor resources to help you teach an Hour of CI to your students.

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Gateway Lesson

The Gateway Lesson is an opportunity for you, your students, and your colleagues to try an Hour of CI!

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If you are an instructor, then please fill out the Sign Up form to get account information for you and your students. If you are curious, you can launch the Gateway Lesson without signing up!


The Hour of CI Learner Guide provides a brief overview on what to expect and instructions on how to get started. 

Lesson Plan

The Gateway Lesson Plan outlines learning objectives, concepts, an instructional guide, and additional resources to help you and your students try an Hour of CI.

Interested in learning more?

See our videos below that provide an overview of the Hour of CI project, the Hour of CI system, and some hints for instructors who are interested in hosting an Hour of CI lesson in their classroom (or out-of-classroom) activities. These videos were recorded during an online Hour of CI Workshop hosted as part of the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) 2021 Symposium [link].

Project Overview

Brief overview of the Hour of CI project.

Hour of CI system

Brief description of the system-level components and where you can find more information about the Hour of CI environment.

for instructors

A brief walkthrough for instructors who might be interested in hosting an Hour of CI lesson.