eLearning Modules – Increasing Knowldege Of Collaboration Tools For Construction Management

Smit, Debra K., Wall, John, Taylor, Claudelle, & Betts, Martin (2006) eLearning Modules – Increasing Knowldege Of Collaboration Tools For Construction Management. In CRC Construction Innovation Clients Driving Innovation: Moving Ideas into Practice, 12-14 March 2006, Gold Coast.


Web based collaboration software, such as Optus inCITE and IFC compliant construction management software, offers the opportunity for construction project teams to design and communicate more cost effectively, to plan construction more efficiently, and manage costs throughout the project life cycle. However, a general lack of knowledge of the benefits of the software within the industry has resulted in the underutilisation and slow uptake of such collaborative systems. The challenge is to disseminate information on collaboration and construction management software to the wider construction industry. An initiative to address this at the Queensland University of Technology has been to expand the undergraduate curriculum to include developing eLearning modules on document management and construction management processes. These modules will ultimately be offered in an eLearning format that will be made available to the construction industry. The novel aspect of this initiative is that the development of the prototype eLearning content was prepared by construction management students and will be used by industry for CPE. to train an innovative, competitive workforce, and assist the industry strategic excellence and competitive advantage, and ensure systemic change, innovation, and sustainability. The issues that arose as part of this initiative are outlined with some recommendations for future work.

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ID Code: 3742
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Joint paper by QUT and John Holland Group, a major construction company in Australia
Keywords: on line document management system, collaboration software, HERN, automation of business processes, Optus inCITE, continuing professional education, eLearning, construction management software, eCollaboration
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 22 Mar 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2015 06:03

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