A Strategy To Use E-Learning To Disseminate The Benefits Of Construction Management Software To Students And Industry - An Australian Initiative

Wall, John, Smit, Debra K., & Betts, Martin (2006) A Strategy To Use E-Learning To Disseminate The Benefits Of Construction Management Software To Students And Industry - An Australian Initiative. In Baldwin, Andrew, Heui, Eddie, & Wong, Francis (Eds.) Bear 2006 - Construction Sustainability and Innovation. CIB W89 - International Conference on Building Education and Research, 10-13 April 2006, Hong Kong.

Abstract

The existence of commercially available software such as collaboration platforms and Building Information Model (BIM) software offers the opportunity for construction project teams to design more cost effectively, to plan construction more effectively, automate business processes and manage costs throughout the project life cycle. However, knowledge of the benefits of this software within the industry and its uptake has been quite slow, due to a number of factors including a lack of knowledge. A challenge that needs to be addressed is the dissemination of information to the wider construction industry. An initiative to address this at the Queensland University of Technology has resulted in the development of e-learning modules on collaboration software, BIM and construction management business processes as part of the undergraduate curriculum. These modules ultimately will be offered in an e-learning format that will be made available to industry. A novel aspect of this initiative is the development of the prototype e-learning content by students. The issues that arose as part of this initiative are outlined with some recommendations for future work.

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ID Code: 3907
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: e, HERN, information technology, learning, collaboration platforms, Building Information Models
ISBN: 9623675119
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 21 Apr 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2015 06:03

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