Minimising Content Stagnation in Construction Education

Automating the Content Update through a Shared Web Repository for Distance Construction Education

Kaushal Keraminiyage, Dilanthi Amaratunga, Richard Haigh, Arturas Kaklauskas

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Abstract

With the use of modern information and communication technologies the distance education in construction has become easier and effective than ever before. However, the focus of the most of the construction distance education systems in place today is the need of students who are geographically prevented from attending the programmes hosted by an educational institution established physically or virtually. Generally, this arrangement is based on a model, where the information is hosted centrally by a single organisation while the geographically apart students access information asynchronously. One of the shortcomings of this model is the possibility of content stagnation due to the inflexibility in updating the content. Addressing this issue, as a part of an international collaborative research project, namely European and Asian Infrastructure Advantage (EURASIA), a virtual environment has been created where the partners (five higher education institutions from Europe and Asia) are contributing to a central content repository. 

Accordingly, this paper discusses the rationale and the technology used for this virtual environment and its development process. Further it discusses its progress to date and the benefits envisaged by the users to date.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISARC 2008
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings from the 25th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction
PublisherThe International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction (IAARC)
Pages858-863
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9789955283294
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event25th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction - Vilnius, Lithuania
Duration: 26 Jun 200829 Jun 2008
Conference number: 25

Conference

Conference25th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction
Abbreviated titleISARC 2008
CountryLithuania
CityVilnius
Period26/06/0829/06/08

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Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., & Kaklauskas, A. (2008). Minimising Content Stagnation in Construction Education: Automating the Content Update through a Shared Web Repository for Distance Construction Education. In ISARC 2008: Proceedings from the 25th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (pp. 858-863). The International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction (IAARC). https://doi.org/10.22260/ISARC2008/0123
Keraminiyage, Kaushal ; Amaratunga, Dilanthi ; Haigh, Richard ; Kaklauskas, Arturas. / Minimising Content Stagnation in Construction Education : Automating the Content Update through a Shared Web Repository for Distance Construction Education. ISARC 2008: Proceedings from the 25th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction. The International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction (IAARC), 2008. pp. 858-863
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Minimising Content Stagnation in Construction Education : Automating the Content Update through a Shared Web Repository for Distance Construction Education. / Keraminiyage, Kaushal; Amaratunga, Dilanthi; Haigh, Richard; Kaklauskas, Arturas.

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Keraminiyage K, Amaratunga D, Haigh R, Kaklauskas A. Minimising Content Stagnation in Construction Education: Automating the Content Update through a Shared Web Repository for Distance Construction Education. In ISARC 2008: Proceedings from the 25th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction. The International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction (IAARC). 2008. p. 858-863 https://doi.org/10.22260/ISARC2008/0123