Assessing students’ sentiments towards the use of a Building Information Modelling (BIM) learning platform in a construction project management course

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Building Information Modelling (BIM) tools and processes are increasingly adopted and implemented in the construction industry. Consequently, BIM education is considered increasingly important in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) education. While most of the research and literature on BIM education in engineering studies has focused on BIM implementation strategies, processes, benefits, and challenges, there is limited study on students’ perception towards the implementation of BIM courses, or about online BIM learning platforms, or about the BIM tools themselves. Therefore, this paper takes the first steps towards addressing this gap. This study analyses students’ (57 students) perception and sentiments towards the use of an online BIM learning platform and explores the potential implications of the findings for BIM education. The findings suggest that online BIM learning platforms are highly rated by students as a positive learning experience, indicating the need for greater integration of such tools and approaches in AEC courses.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalEuropean Journal of Engineering Education
Volume43
Issue number4
Early online date15 Feb 2017
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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  • BIM education, Building Information Modelling, engineering education, online learning, sentiment analysis

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