Handbook of Research on Applied E-Learning in Engineering and Architecture Education

Handbook of Research on Applied E-Learning in Engineering and Architecture Education

David Fonseca (La Salle Campus Barcelona, Universitat Ramon Llull, Spain) and Ernest Redondo (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, BarcelonaTech, Spain)
Release Date: December, 2015|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 569
ISBN13: 9781466688032|ISBN10: 1466688033|EISBN13: 9781466688049|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8803-2


The integration of technology in education has provided tremendous opportunity for learners of all ages. In today’s technology-focused society, the traditional classroom setting is being transformed through online learning platforms, collaborative and experimental methods, and digital educational resources that go hand-in-hand with non-digital learning devices.

The Handbook of Research on Applied E-Learning in Engineering and Architecture Education reviews the latest research available on the implementation of digital tools and platforms within the framework of technical education, specifically in the subjects of architecture and engineering. Taking a global approach to the topic of online learning environments for technical education at all grade levels, this comprehensive reference work is ideally designed for use by educators, instructional designers, and researchers from around the world.

This handbook contains pertinent research on a variety of educational topics including online learning platforms, mobile and blended learning, collaborative learning environments, gaming in education, informal learning, and educational assessment.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Cloud Computing in Education
  • Collaborative Learning
  • E-Learning 3.0
  • IT Skill Development
  • Mobile Learning
  • MOOCs
  • Multidimensional Assessment
  • Personal Learning Environments
  • Serious games

Reviews and Testimonials

Architects, computer and electronic engineers, and education scholars explore electronic education in engineering and architecture. Their topics include hybridization-based courses consolidated through learning management systems and personal learning environments leading to a new co-creation of learning, new literacies in the intellectual field of education, a case study of engineering teaching and learning requirements based on mobile devices and the cloud, active learning using digital technology and ubiquitous information in architectural construction, and the importance of virtual learning environments in higher education.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

David Fonseca (PhD, URL) is a Full Professor in the Departments of Architecture and Humanities, La Salle Campus Barcelona, Ramon Llull University (URL) with a Tenured Lecturer Certification by University Quality Agency of Catalonia, Spain. He holds a Telecommunications degree (URL), and Audiovisual Communication degree and Information and Knowledge Society Master (Open University of Catalonia, UOC). Lecturer in the Department of Architecture (URL) since 1997, he is working as a researcher in the Department of Architecture and Humanities of the same University (since 2005). Internationally certified by Autodesk, his activities deal with multimedia, architecture, usability studies, computer-mediated communication, and technology enhanced education as a member of GRETEL (Research Group of Enhanced Technology in E-learning, URL). He serves as a member of the editorial board of five international indexed journals and has been on the program committee of five international conferences, with more than 30 articles published in international journals and peer reviewed conferences. Tutorial manager and academic tutor, lecturer of several subjects in the field of IT Tools on the bachelor’s degree course in Architecture and Building Construction Science and Technology. President of final year work, final year project, final bachelor’s degree and master’s degree project boards at La Salle-UPC. Member of several doctoral boards.
Ernest Redondo is Doctor of Architecture, Tenured University Lecturer, Department of Architectural Representation and Visual Analysis I, Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-BarcelonaTech (UPC), Spain Architect (ETSAB-UPC, 1981). Doctorate in Architecture (1992). Doctorate special award (1994). Tenu¬red university lecturer (1993), Department of Architectural Representation and Visual Analysis I (EGA-I), UPC. Department of EGA-I director (1996-2003). Deputy Director of ETSAB-UPC (since 2011). He has two Government of Spain CNEAI-recognized six-year increments and two Government of Catalonia AGAUR-recognized research periods. Principal researcher on the National RD&I Project EDU-2012- 37247/EDUC. Assessor of the Spanish National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation. Assessor of the Spanish National Agency for Assessment and Foresight (since 2006). Director of the UPC research group in Architecture, Representation and Modelling (ARM). Director of the GILDA-ICE-UPC executive committee. Member of the scientific and editorial boards of several publications. Lecturer of several subjects in the field of Architectural Representation and Visual Analysis on the Architecture bachelor’s degree course, using conventional and digital methods, and president of the final year project board at ETSAB-UPC and the Research into Urban Management and Valuation master’s degree board, UPC (since 2008). Principal researcher on Educational Research Projects AGAUR, ICE-UPC, 1999ARCS-00230 and 2007MQD00025. Author of more than 25 indexed publications, WOK, SCOPUS, Avery, RIBA, focusing on the use of ICTs in architecture. He has supervised four doctoral theses.