A VIRTUAL CLASSROOM FOR ARCHITECTURAL COMPOSITION SUBJECT: A REFLECTION ABOUT OPPORTUNITIES AND LIMITS
Universitat Politécnica de Valéncia (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Conference name: 15th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 8-9 March, 2021
Location: Online Conference
Abstract:This text aims to be a general reflection about the implementation of a virtual classroom, for the subject of Architectural Composition, as a compulsory subject in the framework of "Architecture Degree", teached in the Higher Technical School of Architecture, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain.
Considering the general circumstancies (caused by Coronavirus, above all starting from spring 2020) the experience can be understood as an interesting tool to help others theorical subjects involved in the same framework. In this context, the text proposes to carry out a synthesis of details and methods structured in the subject 's dynamics because of the sanitary circustancies .
In this frame the subject's program has been modified to to fit with specific mechanisms of remote teaching. In a scenario of a real " moment of crisis", the subject has been fully adapted and organized to new teaching frameworks. In this context, the text describes the methodological guidelines developed for the creation of a virtual classroom and, at the same time, the text proposes to figure out the tools used to achieve f teaching and learning objectives with the help new technologies.
This adaptation has implied a series of limitations and difficulties, as well as a whole range of opportunities and pedagogical resources to be used in a new way. In addition, there are several common aspects between face-to-face teaching and on line strategies that the paper tries to define and clarify.
Keywords: Distance learnig, e-content, theorical architecure subject.