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ERIC Number: EJ1018591
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1832-8342
Redesigning the Urban Design Studio: Two Learning Experiments
Pak, Burak; Verbeke, Johan
Journal of Learning Design, v6 n3 spec iss p45-62 2013
The main aim of this paper is to discuss how the combination of Web 2.0, social media and geographic technologies can provide opportunities for learning and new forms of participation in an urban design studio. This discussion is mainly based on our recent findings from two experimental urban design studio setups as well as former research and literature studies. In brief, the web platform enabled us to extend the learning that took place in the design studio beyond the studio hours, to represent the design information in novel ways and allocate multiple communication forms. We found that the students' activity in the introduced web platform was related to their progress up to a certain extent. Moreover, the students perceived the platform as a convenient medium and addressed it as a valuable resource for learning. This study should be conceived as a continuation of a series of our "Design Studio 2.0" experiments which involve the exploitation of opportunities provided by novel socio-geographic information and communication technologies for the improvement of the design learning processes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Luxembourg
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