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The Use of WISE for Teaching Construction Technology

Chan, Tommy H.T. & Chin, M.K. (1999) The Use of WISE for Teaching Construction Technology. In Pudlowski, Z.J. (Ed.) 2nd Asia-Pacific Forum on Engineering & Technology Education, 4-7 July, Sydney, Australia.

Abstract

ABSTRACT: With the advent of the Information Technology, especially the widespread adoption of the World Wide Web, educators see the advantages and the potential of delivering educational material over the Internet. This paper presents the development of a Web based Interactive System for Education (WISE) for teaching Construction Technology, The system can help a student to acquaint with various construction techniques commonly used in civil engineering projects and the considerations behind the choice of techniques. It consists of two learning modes: namely program control and learner control modes. Under the program control model students could learn the subject according to externally specified criteria and follow prescribed lesson sequences, The learner control mode allows the users to control the pace of their own learning. Development, teaching and learning strategies of the V/ISE will be discussed in details A survey was conducted to col1eet comments from various users including civil engineering and non-engineering students. It was found that the teaching and learning of the subject were largely enhanced with the use of WISE.

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ID Code: 12876
Item Type: Conference Paper
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ISBN: 0732617847
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1999 UNESCO International Centre for Engineering Education
Deposited On: 06 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 23:36

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