June 26, 2011
June 26, 2011
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Overcoming the Challenges of Distance Education Delivery of a Master of Science Degree in Construction ManagementAbstractThe Master of Science in Construction Management (CM) is beneficial to actively employedconstruction professionals who desire to broaden their educational background for careeradvancement or support for their current job demands. Unfortunately many who desire additionaleducation in the CM field have personal or professional demands that do not allow them toattend resident graduate programs. At many universities distance delivery has become a means toprovide graduate professional educational opportunities. Since 2006, ***** University has beenoffering a MS in Construction Management through a synchronous distance delivery format.From its inception the program has included a fixed course schedule and the requirement for adirected project (an applied thesis format) to be completed under the supervision of a traditionalthree person graduate committee that emulates the longstanding approach to graduate study thathas been provided at the university.As an outcome of working with several cohorts of students in the program, the challenges inusing the traditional faculty mentored thesis research and writing format through a distancedelivery method have become apparent. This paper describes some of the most significantchallenges faced by the program, corrective actions that have been implemented, evaluations ofthe corrective actions, and additional changes that are planned for the most recent cohort ofstudents enrolled in the program.
Shaurette, M., & Orczyk, J. (2011, June), Overcoming the Challenges of Distance Education Delivery of a Master of Science Degree in Construction Management Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--18727
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