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Title: Establishing a virtual building & construction site for education and training
Authors: Barrett, John F. 
Wilkins, Brian 
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: Hong Kong : Vocational Training Council ; IVETA
Abstract: Field trips, site visits and industrial placements can make an important educational contribution by bridging the theory--practice gap through the provision of vital contextual information and the promotion of insights not easily understood in the normal classroom. But, in the Building and Construction industries it is increasingly difficult to arrange actual sites visits. An alternative web site solution is described in this paper. The City University site, the Virtual Building and Construction Environment, is part of a much larger group of sites known as CIVCAL, developed by four Hong Kong universities. Access is provided to three tours, three building sites, information in a Design Office and Production Office as well as details of some outstanding construction projects in Hong Kong. The paper explains the underlying design methodology and production techniques, including features incorporated to promote learning and comprehension.
Description: In: Vocational education and training for life long learning in the information era. IVETA [International Vocational Education and Training Association] Conference Proceedings (Hong Kong, China, August 6-9, 2000)
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Keywords: Courseware development
Instructional technology
Building & construction
Subjects: IVETA 2000
Vocational education -- Congresses
Technical education -- Congresses
Type: Conference Paper
Links/Full textIVETA Conference 2000 via VTC-IR
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