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Title: Virtual collaboration in the built environment
Authors: Childs, Mark
Soetanto, Robby
Austin, Stephen
Glass, Jacqueline
Adamu, Zulfikar A.
Isiadinso, Chinwe
Poh, Paul
Knyazev, Dmitri
Tolley, Harry
MacKenzie, Helen
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: © European Distance and E-learning Network (EDEN) and the Authors
Citation: CHILDS, M. ... et al., 2014. Virtual collaboration in the built environment. IN: Teixeira, A.M., Szucs, A. and Mazar, I. (eds.) E-learning at work and the workplace: From Education to Employment and Meaningful Work with ICTs. European Distance and E-learning Network (EDEN) Annual Conference, Zagreb, Croatia, 10-13 June 2014, 6pp.
Abstract: Throughout the 2013 to 2014 academic year, three institutions have been collaborating in the education of three cohorts of students through the BIM Hub project ; these are Coventry University and Loughborough University in the UK and Ryerson University in Canada. Students formed groups of six individuals, two from each university, including architects, construction engineers and project managers. The project was designed to create an authentic simulation of industrial collaboration and practices. At Coventry participation was optional (students had the alternative of forming collaboration with other Coventry students). At Ryerson and Loughborough participation was mandatory. They were set a project to design and plan a building for a particular site in Coventry through forming online collaboration, and reflect on their experiences. The study was funded by the Higher Education Academy in the UK with the intention of identifying which success factors led to effective online collaboration and is a follow-up to a previous project sponsored by the Hewlett Packard Catalyst Program (Soetanto, et al, 2014). Focus groups were conducted with the students at the institutions, the following analysis focuses on the issues faced and solutions identified in terms of the technologies involved and the strategies for successful collaboration. The analysis focuses on two of the universities and offers reflections based on their experience.
Description: This is a conference paper. http://www.eden-online.org/publications/proceedings.html
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/16524
ISBN: 978-963-89559-5-1
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers (Civil and Building Engineering)

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