||IT in distributed open learning environments
||"The paper describes, accounts experiences, and analyses ongoing open IT supported education's at Aalborg University. The requirements and properties of distributed learning systems are explained as well as available IT-tools support and requirements on underlying application and user models. Pedagogical models are developed to support project organized problem based learning environments. Students are situated at different places in Denmark and meet in person once a month during a weekend seminar.New learning IT tools are introduced to support self study, project work, self tests, project delivery, and course administration. The open Master of IT education and IT courses in the Civil Engineering andArchitecture and Design curricula are used as examples for discussions oncourse information content and structure, and personalized IT tools and their properties.Our conclusions are that we are only in the beginning of development of cross-disciplinary university courses in a global setting with highlycommunicative IT tools in contrast to traditionally open environments. Itis also concluded that IT supported distributed learning provides us with excellent possibilities to advance the learning methodologies suitable for life long learning and to render existing courses more effective. There is a great need to raise the IT competence of the teachers to meet the needs for and carrying through of the changes in education on all levels. We will in the future see a closer natural collaboration between universities in course development and experience exchange."
|Year of publication:
Christiansson P (2000).
IT in distributed open learning environments. Construction Information Technology 2000. Taking the construction industry into the 21st century.; ISBN 9979-9174-3-1; Reykjavik, Iceland, June 28 - 30, 2000 (ISSN: 2706-6568),