San Antonio, Texas
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Experiential Application of Facebook for Personalized BIM Class Julian Kang, Ph.D.1A Building Information Modeling (BIM) class for construction often uses industry-sponsoredhands-on class project to teach students how to use BIM for construction planning andacquisition. Hands-on BIM class project used at Texas A&M University asks students to read 2Ddrawings, produce a 3D model from scratch, come up with their own construction schedule usingbasic information provided by the industry sponsor, combine the 3D model and constructionschedule to produce a 4D construction sequence model. Upon coming up with the scriptexplaining their construction sequence, students produce several time-line animation clipssupporting their script, and edit them together to produce a 3-minute video clip explaining howthey want to build the building. The instructor has to teach students several computerapplications including Autodesk Revit, Autodesk NavisWorks, Google SketchUp, Google Earth,and Microsoft MovieMaker before they start creating 3D model, 4D construction model, andvideo clip. Facilitating students to pick up necessary proficiency on these applications in a veryshort amount of time has been challenging. The BIM class at Texas A&M University utilized thepersonalized learning environment to facilitate students to learn multiple BIM applications.This paper presents the concept of the personalized learning environment, how Facebook createdthe personalized learning environment in the BIM class, how the personalized learningenvironment helped students pick up necessary proficiency on multiple BIM application. 1 Associate Professor, Department of Construction Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, U.S.A.
Kang, J. H. (2012, June), Experimental Application of the Personalized Learning Method to a BIM Class Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--21368
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