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Keywords:

  • surveying;
  • virtual learning environments;
  • e-assessment tools;
  • engineering education;
  • computer graphics technology

Abstract

We present an innovative educational computer application for undergraduate students enrolled in a Construction Surveying Fundamentals course. The application includes an Interactive Virtual Environment for learning surveying concepts and practices, and an e-assessment tool that measures the individual student's cognitive and practical abilities. Results of a pilot study with 31 undergraduate students and 2 faculties showed that the software was perceived as easy to use, useful, and effective at measuring the individual student's performance. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Comput Appl Eng Educ 22:551–562, 2014; View this article online at wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/cae; DOI 10.1002/cae.10.1002/cae.20580