Learning in Cyberspace: digital tutorials
The project investigates web-based technologies as learning tools for CAD and digital visualisation with Vectorworks.
The programme is a complete beginners course designed for those with no or little knowledge of the software. The aim of the project is to support students' learning and refocus traditional classes on design activities.
The programme is available from 2 different platforms: a wiki site where students can download video tutorials and text based information and a virtual classroom in Second Life (SL) on the LCC island. The course consists of 5 modules, each modules containing 4 to 6 video tutorials.
The wiki site can be used by students individually to either prepare for classes or as revision material between classes. The SL environment can be used by students and tutors for group meetings with the possibility to also play tutorials and access additional information. There is also a gallery of work by LCC students. Both platforms include worksheets for learners and tutors to monitor progress.
You need a SL membership (it's free) and SL viewer installed on your computer to access the site.