Learning building pathology using computers - evaluation of a prototype application

Shelbourn, M., Hoxley, M. and Aouad, G., 2004. Learning building pathology using computers - evaluation of a prototype application. Structural Survey, 23 (1), pp. 30-38. ISSN 0263-080X

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Abstract

Building Surveying employers are requiring graduates with a high level of cognitive and experiential skills to enable them to survey buildings directly after graduation with little or no supervision. These skills have traditionally been built up over many years through on the job training. This has led to a change in thinking for educators as providing this type of graduate requires learning and training material that is time consuming and costly to provide, as it requires learners to be actively involved in real surveying tasks. One method that appears to solve some of these problems is computer-aided-learning (CAL). CAL can be defined as, “…a way of presenting educational material to a learner by means of computer program which gives the opportunity for individual interaction.” The full potential of CAL tools in the building-surveying domain has yet to be fully explored. This paper presents the results of a prototype application developed to enable inexperienced surveyors to learn building pathology without leaving their desktops.

Item Type: Journal article
Alternative Title: Building pathology using computers - the new phenomenon [working title]
Publication Title: Structural Survey
Creators: Shelbourn, M., Hoxley, M. and Aouad, G.
Publisher: MCB University Press
Date: 2004
Volume: 23
Number: 1
ISSN: 0263-080X
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1108/02630800410530909DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:27
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2016 09:10
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13208

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