A collaborative initiative to deploy blended learning continuing professional development in the construction industry

J. Wall, D. Smit, V. Ahmed

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    Abstract

    The need for continued access and provision to continuing professional development (CPD) has been recognised by the construction sector. However accessing formal CPD opportunities while working full-time in the industry is a challenging enterprise. It is recognised that learning is a complex set of inter-related cognitive processes. In higher education changes that can be identified are the need to become more flexible in the delivery of lifelong learning opportunities to meet the needs of construction professionals and integrating e-learning technology in the delivery of these programmes. A collaborative partnership of educational institutions in Europe has come together to develop a framework focused on the lifelong learning needs of professionals in the construction industry while participants remain in employment. The main objective of this network is to establish a platform where different instructional strategies to accommodate different learning styles and cognitive processes will be developed. Other target groupings include other higher-level institutes outside of the partner institutes and professional and industrial representative bodies in the construction industry who may integrate the lessons learned into their programmes. The major anticipated outputs as a result of this initiative are a database of learning resources that may be integrated into CPD learning programmes delivered in a blended learning format. A methodology to formulate this framework is outlined. Some initial findings are outlined.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling - eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, ECPPM 2006
    Pages591-596
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    Event6th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling - eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, ECPPM 2006 - Valencia, Spain
    Duration: 13 Sep 200615 Sep 2006

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of the 6th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling - eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, ECPPM 2006

    Conference

    Conference6th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling - eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, ECPPM 2006
    Country/TerritorySpain
    CityValencia
    Period13/09/200615/09/2006

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