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dc.contributor.authorDavies, Kathryn
dc.contributor.authorPrigg, Chris
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-29T22:59:00Z
dc.date.available2015-04-29T22:59:00Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/2782
dc.description.abstractWithin Unitec Institute of Technology, the Department of Construction is currently planning the introduction of mandatory use of laptops or other mobile devices within the Bachelor of Construction programme. This paper explores the principal drivers and constraints around formal integration of mobile technologies, also referred to as ubiquitous computing, into the construction teaching environment. Many studies investigating the impacts of mobile technologies have identified benefits to students from their use in the classroom. These stem partly from the skills developed by the students from exposure to technology as well as from specific software and applications related to the subject matter involved. In addition, however, there are potentially significant gains to be made in student engagement and active learning, student directed learning and collaborative and group learning. All of these aspects support the Unitec Living Curriculum model. In contrast, unstructured or unmanaged use of technology in class has been shown to cause significant problems in student attention, disruption to other students and to be generally detrimental to learning. Interviews with staff and students indicate that there is strong support for such a move, but a number of concerns have also been identified that require resolution before any such change can be fully implemented. Key limiting factors include the provision of devices and specification of minimum standards; infrastructure including wireless capacity and room design; and staff access to technology and development opportunities. On the positive side, cloud computing offers significant potential for enhanced computing power and consistency in classroom applications.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherAustralasian Universities Building Education Association (AUBEA)en_NZ
dc.subjectUnitec Institute of Technology. Department of Constructionen_NZ
dc.subjectDepartment of Constructionen_NZ
dc.subjectconstruction educationen_NZ
dc.subjectubiquitous computingen_NZ
dc.subjectcomputersen_NZ
dc.subjectmobile technologyen_NZ
dc.titleIntegrating mobile technologies into the construction classroom: Drivers and constraints for ubiquitous computing.en_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedingsen_NZ
dc.rights.holderAustralasian Universities Building Education Association (AUBEA)en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130108 Technical, Further and Workplace Educationen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden12 Built Environment and Designen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationDavies, K., and Prigg, C. (2013). Integrating mobile technologies into the construction classroom: Drivers and constraints for ubiquitous computing. 38th Annual Australasian Universities Building Education Association (AUBEA) Conference. 20-22 Nov 2013; Auckland, New Zealand.en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.title38th Annual Australasian Universities Building Education Association (AUBEA) Conference. 20-22 Nov 2013en_NZ
unitec.conference.title38th Australasian Universities Building Education Association (AUBEA) Conferenceen_NZ
unitec.conference.orgUniversity of Aucklanden_NZ
unitec.conference.locationAucklanden_NZ
unitec.conference.sdate2013-11-20
unitec.conference.edate2013-11-22
unitec.peerreviewedyesen_NZ
unitec.identifier.roms55082en_NZ


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