Onsite and online: a 4-dimensional multi-disciplinary learning environment for construction industry professionals

Landorf, Chris, Brewer, Graham, Maund, Kim and Ward, Stephen (2015). Onsite and online: a 4-dimensional multi-disciplinary learning environment for construction industry professionals. In: Robert H. Crawford and Andre Stephan, Living and Learning: Research for a Better Built Environment. International Conference of the Architectural Science Association, Melbourne, Victoria , Australia, (987-996). 2-4 December 2015.

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Author Landorf, Chris
Brewer, Graham
Maund, Kim
Ward, Stephen
Title of paper Onsite and online: a 4-dimensional multi-disciplinary learning environment for construction industry professionals
Conference name International Conference of the Architectural Science Association
Conference location Melbourne, Victoria , Australia
Conference dates 2-4 December 2015
Proceedings title Living and Learning: Research for a Better Built Environment
Journal name Living and Learning: Research for a Better Built Environment
Place of Publication Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Publisher Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, The University of Melbourne
Publication Year 2015
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status Not Open Access
ISBN 9780992383527
Editor Robert H. Crawford
Andre Stephan
Start page 987
End page 996
Total pages 10
Chapter number 95
Total chapters 115
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Work-integrated learning has been suggested as a means to apply theoretical knowledge in a real-world context. Yet tensions exist between the opportunities afforded by the workplace, and the demands of placing large student cohorts in that workplace while ensuring pedagogical rigour. For students in construction-related disciplines, access to building sites to contextualise learning is a further problematic issue. This suggests opportunities exist for alternative approaches to providing the benefits of work-integrated learning through simulated real-life contexts. This paper reports on an Office for Learning and Teaching funded project that investigates this issue. The project involves the development of an interactive digital learning environment based on time-lapse 3-dimensional (4D) visualisation and other resources associated with the design and construction of the University of Queensland’s Advanced Engineering Building. The 4D environment provides a realistic context for simulated problems that activate student learning using a collaborative problem-based approach to enhance critical thinking skills. A pilot version of the 4D environment has been trialled and interim results indicate that the 4D environment is flexible in terms of its use across different learning activities and disciplines, and that it enhances the learning experience in terms of developing observation, reflection and collaboration skills.
Keyword Digital learning environments
Immersive learning scenarios
Construction industry
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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