ERIC Number: EJ828309
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
Competence-Based Blended Learning in Building Automation: Towards a EU Curriculum in "Domotica"
Sommaruga, L.; De Angelis, E.
European Journal of Engineering Education, v32 n6 p675-685 Dec 2007
A competence-based approach was applied to a blended learning on line distance training in the Euroinno EU project aimed at vocational training in building automation. The current paper describes the experience gathered during the learning process and the definition of the curriculum. A number of issues emerged during the sessions concerning regional differences among the various European partners involved in the learning. Refusal to accept e-learning approaches has been considerable among teachers and students in piloting building automation courses, and mainly related to four factors in the tradition of adult education: curriculum tradition, oral tradition, lack of confidence in technical solutions to educational matters and lack of experience with the media. (Contains 5 figures.)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Automation, Vocational Education, Teaching Methods, Blended Learning, Competency Based Education, Regional Characteristics, Resistance to Change, Distance Education, Construction (Process), Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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