3 February 2016: Developing a 4‐dimensional interdisciplinary learning environment
Presenter: Dr Chris Landorf (University of Queensland)
Hosted by Professor Geoffrey Crisp, PVC Education, University of New South Wales and Dr Mathew Hillier, Monash University, Australia. Starting 07:00AM UTC/GMT. Duration 54 Minutes.
Work-integrated learning has been suggested as a means to apply theoretical knowledge in a real-world context and produce graduates who are ready to engage immediately and effectively in their chosen professional settings. However in a number of professions such as construction, civil engineering, mining, agriculture, manufacturing, offshore oil and gas, there are significant constraints on placing large student cohorts of students on work sites. This presentation reported on the development of an interactive digital learning environment and associated learning activities for construction industry learners. The learning environment is based on a time-lapse 3-dimensional (4D) visualisation of a major construction project, the University of Queensland’s Advanced Engineering Building. Additional resources associated with the design and construction of the building including interviews, design documents and contracts are also integrated. This provides a realistic context for simulated in-class activities and assignment work that activate student learning and enhance critical thinking skills using problem-based learning approaches. The project was funded by an Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching grant.
- Slide Set: TA_webinar_3_feb_2016_slides.pdf [5.3MB] [PPT 7.8MB]
- Chat Log (edited for clarity): TA_webinar_3feb2016_chat_log.txt
- Chris Landorf's: staff profile.
- 4D project website: http://4dconstruction.architecture.uq.edu.au/
- 4D learning environment (time series, 360 spherical images, videos, documentation, plans and drawings): http://4dconstruction.uqcloud.net/VirtualTour/action/splash/index
- Conference paper: Landorf, C, Brewer, G, Maund, K and Ward, S (2015). Enhancing learning for construction industry professionals with a 4-dimensional digital learning environment. In: Learning for Life and Work in a Complex World: Refereed papers from the 38th HERDSA Annual International Conference. HERDSA Annual International Conference, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, (279-290). 6-9 July. (orginal link borken http://www.herdsa.org.au/wp-content/uploads/conference/2015/HERDSA_2015_Landorf.pdf).
- Conference paper: Landorf, C, Brewer, G, Maund, K and Ward, S (2015). Onsite and online: A 4-dimensional multi-disciplinary learning environment for construction industry professionals in R.H. Crawford and A. Stephan (eds.), Living and Learning: Research for a Better Built Environment: 49th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association 2015, pp. 987–996.
- Other 4D project publications: http://4dconstruction.architecture.uq.edu.au/publications
- Related prior project on immersive environments in chemical engineering (Lead by Prof. Ian Cameron, UQ) http://www.olt.gov.au/project-development-deployment-educational-uq-2006 and http://web.archive.org/web/20110309051931/http://www.altcexchange.edu.au/node/1847/index
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