Perceptions of physical versus virtual design studio education

Saghafi, Mahmoud R., Franz, Jill, & Crowther, Philip (2012) Perceptions of physical versus virtual design studio education. International Journal of Architectural Research, 6(1), pp. 6-22.

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While the studio environment has been promoted as an ideal educational setting for project-based disciplines associated with the art and design, few qualitative studies have been undertaken in a comprehensive way, with even fewer giving emphasis to the teachers and students and how they feel about changing their environment. This situation is problematic given the changes and challenges facing higher education, including those associated with new technologies such as online learning. In response, this paper describes a comparative study employing grounded theory to identify and describe teachers’ and students’ perceptions of the physical design studio (PDS) as well as the virtual design studio (VDS) of architectural students in an Australian university. The findings give significance to aspects of design education activities and their role in the development of integrated hybrid learning environments.

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ID Code: 51565
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Architectural teaching, Blended learning environment, Design studio, Online education, Blended learning model, Architectural education, HERN
ISSN: 1994-6961
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Architectural Design (120101)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
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Deposited On: 11 Jul 2012 22:56
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2012 09:08

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