International Journal of Construction Management Special Issue Call for Papers

Cyberlearning for Construction Management Education

International Journal of Construction Management

The application of information and communication technologies (ICT) in education has evolved continuously in order to better mediate knowledge sharing and transfer. Today, ubiquitous access to advanced ICT has fundamentally changed the way of delivering teaching and learning. New forms of ICT-mediated education models are constantly being proposed, tested, and adopted as a result of rapid progress in ICT. Cyberlearning, a genre of ICT to provide unique education opportunities that only technologies allow, is disruptive to traditional ways of teaching and learning in many aspects. Examples of successful Cyberlearning applications include virtual or augmented reality technologies, computer simulations, gaming, and data visualization, and use different types of technology platforms ranging from CAVE (Cave Automatic Virtual Environment) to handheld devices in a much-connected manner. Consequently, there is an increasing body of knowledge confirming the relationship between ICT applications and students’ enhanced skills in critical thinking and problem solving, especially when dealing with complex subjects.

 

Construction management subjects are often complex and spread between the disciplines of architecture, engineering and construction (AEC). The learning process of AEC subjects is typically dynamic, requiring a multidisciplinary and integrated education environment. For decades, researchers and scholars in AEC have made tremendous efforts in adopting learning theories and ICT to enhance construction management education. Especially, Cyberlearning has now been widely applied in construction management education to create active learning environments and effective instructional applications. This allows new ways to meet unique challenges of construction management education.

 

The purpose of this special issue is to archive and disseminate novel and original manuscripts focusing on Cyberlearning in construction management education.

Sample topics include, but not limited to:

  • Comprehensive and critical review of Cyberlearning in construction management education,
  • Learning theories related to Cyberlearning in construction management education,
  • Innovative applications of Cyberlearning in construction management education,
  • Hybrid and online construction management education via Cyberlearning, and
  • Case studies.

Submission Guidelines

Proposed Schedule

  • Manuscript submission: September 1, 2017
  • Manuscript acceptance notification to authors: March 31, 2018


Read the full instructions for authors before submitting.

You can submit your paper via the journal's online submission site.

Editorial information

  • Special Issue Guest Editor: Yimin Zhu, Ph.D., Professor, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA (yiminzhu@lsu.edu)
  • Special Issue Guest Editor: Gulbin Ozcan-Deniz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA (denizg@philau.edu)