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Components of eLearning and progression : radical innovation in built environment teaching
conference contributionposted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 authored by Josua PienaarJosua Pienaar, Nadine AdamsNadine Adams, Roberta HarreveldRoberta Harreveld, Hilary WinchesterHilary Winchester
Bricks and mortar are common elements of a building and without them the building would fail to fulfill its purpose. With the proliferation of new building materials, alternative solutions have become more acceptable and desirable for modern residents. The use of alternative solutions in the process of construction is analogous to eLearning as a radical innovation in the education process. In this paper, the design and delivery of effective eLearning in a distance education Built Environment program is explored. Its purpose is to enhance student progression while decreasing attrition. The basic design components of an eLearning environment are presented and evaluated through findings from a mixed-method study. We find that those students who take up components of eLearning are more aligned with their progression goals than those who do not. An area for further study has been identified as the portability of content on mobile devices.