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Learning Environment Using Smart Phones

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Conference

2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Seattle, Washington

Publication Date

June 14, 2015

Start Date

June 14, 2015

End Date

June 17, 2015

ISBN

978-0-692-50180-1

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Mobile and Emerging Technologies in Construction

Tagged Division

Construction

Page Count

13

Page Numbers

26.1064.1 - 26.1064.13

DOI

10.18260/p.24401

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https://peer.asee.org/24401

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236

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Pavan Meadati Southern Polytechnic State University

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Pavan Meadati, Ph.D., LEED AP, is an associate professor in Construction Management Department. He received Doctorate in Engineering from University of Nebraska –Lincoln. He is a recipient of Construction Excellence in Teaching Award for Region II in 2013 presented by the Associated Schools of Construction. Dr. Meadati serves as a Graduate Program Coordinator and played vital role in obtaining the initial accreditation for Construction Management Masters’ Program. He received outstanding dissertation award from University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2008. Dr. Meadati’s research interests include Building Information Model (BIM), BIM applications in Architecture Engineering and Construction (AEC) education, 3D laser scanning, Radio frequency Identification (RFID) and integration of mobile technology with BIM.

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Parminder Juneja Southern Polytechnic State University

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Dr. Parminder Juneja is an Assistant Professor in the College of Architecture and Construction Management at the Kennesaw State University. Her educational background includes PhD in Integrated Facility Management from Georgia Institute of Technology; Masters of Technology in Building Science and Construction Management from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi; and Bachelors of Architecture from Chandigarh College of Architecture, India. Before joining Southern Polytechnic State University (now known as Kennesaw State University) in Fall 2014, she possessed 15 years of multi-industry, multi-disciplinary, and international professional experience. As a result, she brings a holistic and integrative perspective to approaching and solving problems, which is a key to success in today’s complex and transforming education, work environment. In addition, she has been involved in many professional development activities including ENGAGE in Engineering. She attended the reputed National Effective Teaching Institute (NETI) Workshop on Active Learning in January 2013.

Dr. Juneja’s research is interdisciplinary and collaborative. She is focused on improving health, safety, and performance in work environments, be it indoors such as offices, classrooms, or outdoors such as construction sites. Her overall research objective is to facilitate strategic alignment between work environment and goals of high performance and overall well-being for occupants, thereby, optimizing the whole life cycle costing of the respective environment. She believes that in informed decision-making, an informed trade-off analysis is performed and the decisions are not restricted due to cognitive limitations of information processing of human brains.

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Abstract

Learning Environment Using Smart Phones AbstractThis paper discusses about the new learning environment which allows the students to use theirsmartphones and engage them in active learning process. Smartphone became an integral part of students’life. Students using the smartphone for school related work will continue to grow in future. Traditionallecture is one of the styles which is widely used for teaching construction engineering and management(CEM) courses. Traditional lecture mode teaching include less interaction and less personalized contacttime between students and instructors. Through this teaching style, students who miss class or who needextra review get left behind. In addition to these, one of the new challenges the instructors face withsmartphone savvy students is to engage and involve them in active learning process. The differences inteaching and learning styles result in problems such as disengagement of students and loss of learningaptitude. A learning environment which encourages the students to use their smartphones for activelearning is needed. This type of learning environment can be accomplished by using World Wide Weband Quick Response (QR) code technology. This new teaching style encourages usage of smart phones inthe classroom. This increases students’ engagement and also helps them to focus on learning. Thisfacilitates more interaction and personalized contact time between students and instructors. It alsoencourages students to take more responsibility for their own learning process. Since the entire coursecontents are posted on web, students who miss class or who need extra review do not get left behind. Itprovides dynamic learning environment by synchronizing with the user input. This paper discusses aboutthe different components of the new learning environment framework. It also discusses the steps involvedin the deployment of the framework for development of prototype smart lab and its usability results.

Meadati, P., & Juneja, P. (2015, June), Learning Environment Using Smart Phones Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24401

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