Lessons learned from a case study in deploying blended learning continuing professional development
Wall, J and Ahmed, V 2008, 'Lessons learned from a case study in deploying blended learning continuing professional development' , Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 15 (2) , pp. 185-202.
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Purpose – This paper seeks to propose a framework for higher education institutions facing the challenge of developing and deploying continuing professional development in the construction industry using a blended learning approach. The focus in on institutions that have not previously engaged in delivery of programmes using a combination of both traditional and distance learning formats. Design/methodology/approach – Drawing on literature on the use of technology in the delivery of lifelong learning, a case analysis of a newly deployed blended learning programme is presented. Findings – This paper illustrates that construction professionals undertaking blended learning programmes can engage with a range of ICT technologies and the integration of these technologies can make for an effective programme. Research limitations/implications – The case study is limited by its small and potentially non-representative sample and should be viewed as a first step in the formulation of a framework for deploying continuing professional development. Originality/value – Professionals in the construction industry who wish to access lifelong learning opportunities face many challenges in trying to access programmes while continuing to meet work and personal commitments. A framework for educational providers to deliver blended lifelong learning in the construction industry based on the analysis of this initiative is put forward.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Continuing professional development, E-learning, Construction industry|
|Themes:||Built and Human Environment|
|Schools:||Schools > School of the Built Environment
Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Built Environment Sustainability and Transformation (BEST)
|Journal or Publication Title:||Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management|
|Depositing User:||S Rafiq|
|Date Deposited:||27 Jun 2014 14:01|
|Last Modified:||30 Nov 2015 23:59|
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