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A teaching and learning tool to assist students in the dynamic design and analysis of buildings and their internal environments

Dowdle, DL 2001, A teaching and learning tool to assist students in the dynamic design and analysis of buildings and their internal environments , Project Report, University of Salford. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The problem based learning aspect of the undergraduate programme in the School of Construction and Property Management, the ‘PPP’ projects, did not work as well as was hoped during the last academic session, the first year of its introduction. It is felt that poor module results in semester 1 of this last academic year can, in part, be blamed on the PPP projects. Students today are very much more PC and IT literate than their counterparts of only say 5 years ago. The huge increase in Internet usage and interactive gameplay is surely a contributionary factor in this. Students enjoy using IT, both during leisure and their studies. This bid aims to develop in students an enthusiasm for working with others and team building by developing ‘real world’ projects with a strong IT link and incorporating the projects within a 3-D building modelling and simulation software tool. Working as teams, students will investigate case study buildings, determine why they are ‘under performing’ and, by carrying out interactive real time ‘what if’ scenarios, formulate solutions. The project aims to enhance student employability and key skills whilst developing the use of IT in Learning and Teaching, thus satisfying two of the three items within the University’s Strategic Framework identified within the TLQIS.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Themes: Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA075 Electronic computers. Computer science
Subjects / Themes > L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
Publisher: University of Salford
Funders: Teaching and Learning Quality Improvement Scheme
Depositing User: Institutional Repository
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2009 14:59
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:58
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/2076

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