ITcon Vol. 17, pg. 434-464, http://www.itcon.org/2012/29

EDDE: A framework to Explore, Design, Develop and Evaluate Technology-Assisted Instruction for Construction Engineering and Management

revised:March 2012
published:September 2012
editor(s):Xiangyu Wang and Robert Klinc
authors:Thuy Nguyen
thuytexas@gmail.com

Fernando A. Mondragon Solis, Graduate Research Assistant
Dept. of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA
fernando.mondragon@mail.utexas.edu

William J. O’Brien, Associate Professor
Dept. of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA
wjob@mail.utexas.edu
summary:This paper presents a framework for developing technology-assisted instruction in constructionengineering and management. A compilation of instructional principles, as well as interface features, is used toprovide a structure for the process of developing instructional tools, and generating recommendationsthroughout this process. The framework is operationalized through a computer program named EDDEaid. Thistool guides and supports users, both theoretically and rhetorically, through the process of designing instructionand generating interface design concepts. This tool is evaluated by application of recommended features for anactual instructional tool, and also by intended users’ assessment of the framework’s capacity to aid the design ofinstruction. Results from these evaluations suggest that the tool—and the resulting recommendations—are bothuseful and usable in the context of construction education
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citation:Nguyen T, Solis F A M, O’'Brien W J (2012). EDDE: A framework to Explore, Design, Develop and Evaluate Technology-Assisted Instruction for Construction Engineering and Management, ITcon Vol. 17, Special issue eLearning 2.0: Web 2.0-based social learning in built environment, pg. 434-464, http://www.itcon.org/2012/29