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Innovative unit delivery : the supported cloud

Chan, Eric, Tivendale, Linda, Liu, Chunlu and Mills, Anthony 2014, Innovative unit delivery : the supported cloud, Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building (AJCEB) - Conference Series, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 11-18.

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Title Innovative unit delivery : the supported cloud
Author(s) Chan, Eric
Tivendale, Linda
Liu, Chunlu
Mills, Anthony
Journal name Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building (AJCEB) - Conference Series
Volume number 2
Issue number 2
Start page 11
End page 18
Total pages 8
Publisher University of Technology, Sydney
Place of publication Sydney, NSW
Publication date 2014
ISSN 2200-7679
Keyword(s) flexible delivery
construction management education
cloud learning
located learning
Summary Deakin University has recently moved to an academic calendar of three trimesters. This change aims to provide students with greater flexibility to plan their study around work or life commitments, create options for students to commence their degree and enable students to fast track their study. It has been found for students in the Bachelor of Construction Management that engagement and satisfaction during summer (Trimester 3) are less than when those same units are delivered during other trimesters. This research addresses the use of Supported Cloud learning to improve learning and the relationship with students. The School of Architecture and Built Environment used two units as case studies to examine different innovative unit delivery strategies that combined cloud and located learning. The research design included evaluation surveys, questionnaires, and semi-structured interviews as well as reflection by participating teachers. The findings show that students’ results are improved when the cloud based learning is supported by well-developed resources, structured delivery and availability of some face-to-face contacts. This innovation will serve as a benchmark for Cloud delivery in the School in all trimesters.
Language eng
Field of Research 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Socio Economic Objective 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2014, University of Technology
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30062480

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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