Designing learning environments for construction management curriculum utilising 4d learning environments

Maund, K., Brewer, G., Landorf, C. and Ward, S. (2016). Designing learning environments for construction management curriculum utilising 4d learning environments. In: Natee Singhaputtangkul, 40th AUBEA 2016: Radical Innovation in the Built Environment Conference Proceedings. Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia, (620-628). 6-8 July 2016.

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Author Maund, K.
Brewer, G.
Landorf, C.
Ward, S.
Title of paper Designing learning environments for construction management curriculum utilising 4d learning environments
Conference name Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference
Conference location Rockhampton, QLD, Australia
Conference dates 6-8 July 2016
Proceedings title 40th AUBEA 2016: Radical Innovation in the Built Environment Conference Proceedings
Place of Publication Rockhampton, Australia
Publisher Central Queensland University
Publication Year 2016
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status Not Open Access
ISBN 9781921047138
Editor Natee Singhaputtangkul
Start page 620
End page 628
Total pages 9
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Work-integrated learning has been acknowledged as a means to achieve a balance between theory and practice: the application of disciplinary knowledge and skills within a real world context. The intent being to produce graduates who engage effectively in their professional environment. However, within the discipline of construction management, the ability to contextualise learning as a realistic experience is often impeded by the hazardous nature of the industry, large cohorts, blended delivery and distance education. This paper reports on the development and preliminary use of a multi-disciplinary digital learning environment as an alternative approach to simulate the real world environment. Based on time lapse 3 dimensional (4D) photographic images of a real building and documentation associated with design and construct activities, the environment was trialled across 3 construction management courses. The environment was used as a lecture tool and/or an assessment instrument involving group or individual tasks. Interview and questionnaire feedback was obtained in relation to the capacity of the environment as a demonstration tool and upon 4 critical areas: graphical appearance, usability of the environment, degree to which the environment and course activities enhance discipline understanding, and the contribution towards enhanced learning and skill development. Initial results indicate that the environment provided a crucial platform to assist with explanation of onsite processes and assemblies. Student participants further commented on the ability of the environment to increase understanding of construction activities in terms of contextualising theoretical material and assisting with problem solving skills.
Keyword Construction management
Virtual site visit
4D panoramic tour
Immersive learning scenarios
Work integrated learning
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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