ITcon Vol. 15, pg. 271-290, http://www.itcon.org/2010/21

A web-based teaching/learning environment to support collaborative knowledge construction in design

submitted:January 2010
revised:February 2010
published:June 2010
editor(s):Obonyo E A and Issa R R A
authors:Tuba Kocaturk
School of the Built Environment
University of Salford, UK
t.kocaturk@salford.ac.uk
summary:A web-based application has been developed as part of a recently completed research which proposed a conceptual framework to collect, analyze and compare different design experiences and to construct structured representations of the emerging knowledge in digital architectural design. The paper introduces the theoretical and practical development of this application as a teaching/learning environment which has significantly contributed to the development and testing of the ideas developed throughout the research. Later in the paper, the application of BLIP in two experimental (design) workshops is reported and evaluated according to the extent to which the application facilitates generation, modification and utilization of design knowledge.
keywords:digital design education, design teaching/learning, web-based environment, design knowledge modelling, design re-use
full text: (PDF file, 7.338 MB)
citation:Kocaturk T (2010). A web-based teaching/learning environment to support collaborative knowledge construction in design, ITcon Vol. 15, Special issue Advanced Digital Technologies for Built Environment Education and Learning , pg. 271-290, http://www.itcon.org/2010/21