Hype or help? Technology-enhanced learning in the design classroom: an experiment in online design collaboration

Fleischmann, Katja (2018) Hype or help? Technology-enhanced learning in the design classroom: an experiment in online design collaboration. International Journal of Arts & Sciences, 11 (1). pp. 331-341.

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Abstract

While technology-enhanced learning is changing quickly, design courses have been slow to adopt these technologies. However, that gap may be narrowing. Existing case studies in which the functioning of blended, online, and a combination of blended and online design courses are explored reveal a trend toward incorporating social media and internet platforms in collaborative design projects. There is an evolution in pedagogical thinking about how design courses can successfully incorporate up-to-date digital technologies; there are also significant problems when adopting these technologies into studio-based courses. To overcome identified barriers, this study explores the use of a digital platform that supports online collaboration on creative design projects in a blended learning environment. The paper presents insights from 3rd year design students and their experience in using a digital collaborative design platform which allows students to annotate designs and provide in-context feedback for faster iterations in real time. Results are discussed in the context of broadening learning opportunities for design students in a blended learning environment and providing students with an authentic learning experience because it represents technologies that are increasingly part of a professional practice.

Item ID: 56922
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2326-7372
Keywords: blended learning, design education, technology-enhanced learning, online design collaboration, design curriculum
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Copyright Information: Copyright © 2018 IJAS. Open Access via Publisher Website.
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2019 03:40
FoR Codes: 12 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 1203 Design Practice and Management > 120302 Design Innovation @ 50%
13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 50%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy @ 50%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design @ 50%
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