Improving the Online Design Education Experience

Martijn Stellingwerff, Johannetta Gordijn, Udo Ouwerkerk, Peter Kiela

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    Abstract

    Design education usually takes place in a studio setting, in which visual and spatial artefacts are produced, shared, improved, presented and commented. This specific setting comes with qualitative properties that allow for situated learning with object-oriented focus and interaction, combined with a rich collegial context in which ideas can flourish and certain values and ethics are cherished. Using our education platform for online learning, we noticed the lack of support for typical creative and social design studio aspects, while factual classroom education was well supported. This paper describes how we attempt to translate the qualities of the studio education setting into an online environment for design education. Our approach is not to build a Virtual Design Studio (VDS) from the bottom up, but instead, to build on top of our universities' online education platform of choice. The paper commences with a short description of design education in a studio setting. Then a number of basic principles of design studio education is applied to the development of two Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). In the last section we discuss the different setups and compare the online aspects with on campus design studio education.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 36th eCAADe Conference
    Subtitle of host publicationComputing for a better tomorrow
    EditorsAnetta Kepczynska-Walczak, Sebastian Bialkowski
    Place of PublicationLodz, Poland
    PublisherLodz University of Technology
    Pages401-408
    Number of pages8
    Volume1
    ISBN (Electronic)978-94-91207-16-7
    ISBN (Print)978-94-91207-15-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    EventeCAADe 2018: 36th International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe: Computing for a better tomorrow - Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland
    Duration: 19 Sept 201821 Sept 2018
    Conference number: 36
    http://www.ecaade2018.p.lodz.pl/

    Conference

    ConferenceeCAADe 2018: 36th International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
    Abbreviated titleeCAADe
    Country/TerritoryPoland
    CityLodz
    Period19/09/1821/09/18
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    Keywords

    • Online design education
    • MOOC
    • Creative Learning Environment

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    • Pilot integrating visual platform in online courses

      Ouwerkerk, U., Gordijn, J., Kiela, P. & Stellingwerff, M., 3 Jul 2018, Proceedings of EDULEARN18 Conference. IATED, p. 3420-3430

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    • The MOOC-ability of design education

      Stellingwerff, MC., 2015, Proceedings of eCAADe 2015. Real-Time: Extending the Reach of Computation. 33rd International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe. Martens, B., Wurzer, G., Grasl, T., Lorenz, WE. & Schaffranek, R. (eds.). Vienna, Austria: eCAADe and Faculty of Architecture and Regional Planning, TU Wien, p. 57-60 4 p.

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