Delivering continuing professional development for construction management using e-learning

John Wall, Vian 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. Accessing formal CPD opportunities, while working full-time in the construction industry, is a challenging undertaking. In attempting to strike a balance between learning, the technologies available to deliver learning and the issues that educational institutions must address it is clear that the formulation of a strategic framework will assist in the development of any CPD programme aimed at the needs of construction professionals. This research addresses these issues in the context of CPD in the construction industry. This strategic framework attempts to strike a balance between learners in industry and educational institutions who offer CPD opportunities, through a balanced approach that integrates both traditional delivery mechanisms, in conjunction with e-learning. The results of an initial analysis of a CPD programme in Ireland delivered using elearning technologies are presented. The lessons learned from this will be integrated into the development of a European resource for the construction industry funded by the European Union.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAssociation of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2006 - Procs 22nd Annual ARCOM Conference
    Pages801-809
    Number of pages9
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    Event22nd Annual Conference on Association of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2006 - Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Duration: 04 Sep 200606 Sep 2006

    Publication series

    NameAssociation of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2006 - Procs 22nd Annual ARCOM Conference
    Volume2

    Conference

    Conference22nd Annual Conference on Association of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2006
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    CityBirmingham
    Period04/09/200606/09/2006

    Keywords

    • CPD
    • E-learning
    • Framework
    • Learning
    • Styles

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