A Measurement Model for Collaborative Online Learning in Postgraduate Engineering Management Studies

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Abstract

Although the approach of social constructivism is not new (its origins are dated back to the pre-World War II era), it can be used along with novel learning strategies to facilitate quality online learning. The progress of technology, learning platforms and digital resources, together with certain social constructivism techniques, enable engineering practitioners to study in postgraduate management programs that replicate face-to-face environments. In this article, we introduce certain metrics (Objectives, Critical Success Factors, Key Performance indicators, and Targets) along with a handful of constructivism techniques, namely, ‘peer interaction’, ‘forum activities’, ‘learning by doing’ and ‘systematic feedback’. Linking the constructs of social constructivism with quantification enables as to develop a rational model of performance measurement, serving as a navigation instrument for instructors, instructional designers and learners.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCases on Engineering Management Education in Practice
EditorsDespo Ktoridou
PublisherIGI Global Publishing
Pages1-22
Number of pages22
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Aug 2020

Keywords

  • Online Learning, Instructional Design, Collaborative Learning, Performance Measurement, Metrics, Social Constructivism, Peer interaction, Learning by Doing, Objectives, Feedback, KPIs, CSFs, Targets

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    Efthymiou, L., Zarifis, A., & Orphanidou, Y. (Accepted/In press). A Measurement Model for Collaborative Online Learning in Postgraduate Engineering Management Studies. In D. Ktoridou (Ed.), Cases on Engineering Management Education in Practice (pp. 1-22). IGI Global Publishing.