Issues in Developing a Blended Learning Initiative to meet Continuing Professional Development needs of Construction Professionals in Ireland

John Wall, Vian Ahmed

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    Abstract

    The need for continuing professional development (CPD) in both the UK and Ireland has been recognised by the construction sector. CPD and lifelong learning are vital to individual and organisational success. All individuals learn in different ways from listening, watching, questioning, doing and helping others to learn. Lifelong learning programmes aimed at people in the workplace must be suited to their particular needs. When addressing learning needs using technology, management, staff and technical support in higher-level institutes face new challenges and are required to make new decisions. Higher-level institutes are at different stages of technology deployment in addressing learning needs. A concern for all involved in these undertaking is the cost of deploying content to be delivered online. On-line higher education learning is part of the growing trend in lifelong learning. The academic issues that need to be considered in developing an e–learning environment to promote the learning of construction professionals and bridge the gap between industry and academia are outlined. A proposed blended learning initiative to meet CPD needs in the Irish construction industry is discussed. The structure of this new blended approach is outlined.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAssociation of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2005 - Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference
    Pages1289-1298
    Number of pages10
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    Event21st Annual Conference on Association of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2005 - London, United Kingdom
    Duration: 07 Sep 200509 Sep 2005

    Publication series

    NameAssociation of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2005 - Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference
    Volume2

    Conference

    Conference21st Annual Conference on Association of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2005
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    CityLondon
    Period07/09/200509/09/2005

    Keywords

    • CPD
    • E-learning
    • Learning
    • Lifelong
    • Technology

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