Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, Sixth International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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Virtual Technologies possibilities for improving background knowledge of Civil Engineering Education
Olga Ovtšarenko, Daiva Makuteniene, Edgaras Timinskas

Last modified: 28-04-2020


A new era with rapid technological changes, digitization, new forms of labour organization requires innovative ideas for modern education using a virtual learning environment and available technical means. This article discusses the prerequisites for creating a concept of a universal curriculum for first-year students in construction specialities for teaching the fundamentals of technical disciplines - that means basic engineering education, with integrating the  Building Information Modeling (BIM).The Building Information Modeling (BIM) methodology includes the concept of combined information about all the parameters of a three-dimensional object. This is universally supported by modern technology and can be used to develop innovating teaching methods.To identify the prerequisites for the concept of a universal electronic course, an analysis of the IMD statistics was carried out and a generalized overview of the content of educational programs in the main technical disciplines of higher educational institutions of the countries of one graphic region was conducted.Keywords: BIM; Virtual Technology; First-Year Student; Civil Engineering Education.

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