ITcon Vol. 15, pg. 269-270, http://www.itcon.org/2010/20

Editorial - Advanced digital technologies for built environment education and learning

submitted:May 2010
published:June 2010
authors:Obonyo Esther Adhiambo
The University of Florida
obonyo@ufl.edu

Issa Raja Raymond
The University of Florida
raymond-issa@ufl.edu
summary:It is now universally accepted that educational technologies enhance the learning of science, engineering and technology through providing access to world-wide resources; facilitating the accumulation and presentation of data; and enabling communication, interaction, and collaboration among students and instructors. In the recent years, there has been an increased research interest in advanced digital technologies for the education and training of built environment students. Although computer-based technologies change very rapidly, the fundamental challenges that the research community must continue to address in their different areas of focus remain generally the same. The deployment of robust educational technologies requires strategies for dealing with micro-level issues such as user interface design and design variables. This will involve, for example, addressing outstanding research questions in Human computer Interactions (HCI) and cognitive ergonomics. Deploying robust educational technologies also requires investing some research effort in addressing meso-level issues that focus on the digital educational technologies as part of a usage situation. Finally, some research effort will also have to be invested in macro-level issues which focus on the broader implications such as the use of such technologies within the context of a globalized educational environment.
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citation:Obonyo E A and Issa R R A (2010). Editorial - Advanced digital technologies for built environment education and learning, ITcon Vol. 15, Special issue Advanced Digital Technologies for Built Environment Education and Learning , pg. 269-270, http://www.itcon.org/2010/20