Augmented reality in remote learning: A proposed transformative approach for building construction education

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Abstract

Augmented Reality (AR)-enabled Building Information Modeling (BIM) techniques are being engaged in developing Construction Engineering Education and Training (CEET) programs because they enable students and trainees to effectively interact with the construction objects within augmented three-dimensional environments. With the turn towards remote learning, especially under the effect of the current Covid-19 pandemic, the application of AR-enabled BIM in CEET has become more challenging. Meeting this challenge requires allowing the students to not only remotely witness a live building construction classroom but to be able to virtually move around and navigate the BIM construction models, as well. The main intent of this research is to propose an approach for the implementation of AR-enabled BIM techniques in transforming a traditional delivery method of a core building construction course in the curriculum of the Architectural Engineering Undergraduate Program at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) into a fully digitalized immersive remote learning course. Besides the benefit of better attainment of the educational content and bridging the gap with the industry, the proposed approach is envisaged to help achieve more efficient use of resources and save the long distances that many students should travel from all Emirates to be present in the university campus.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 6th International Conference on e-Learning, ICEL 2020
PublisherAcademic Conferences and Publishing International Limited
Pages115-120
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665415507
Publication statusPublished - Dec 6 2020
Event6th International Conference on e-Learning, ICEL 2020 - Sakheer, Bahrain
Duration: Dec 6 2020Dec 7 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on e-Learning, ICEL
Volume2020-December
ISSN (Print)2048-8882
ISSN (Electronic)2048-8890

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on e-Learning, ICEL 2020
Country/TerritoryBahrain
CitySakheer
Period12/6/2012/7/20

Keywords

  • Architectural Engineering
  • Augmented Reality
  • Building Information Modeling
  • Building construction
  • Remote learning
  • UAEU

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Education

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