Dr Mohamed Abadi - University of Manchester
Extending the transition to blended learning in the post-pandemic unit delivery to enhance learning about project management and immerse students in a real-life construction projects.
Pre-pandemic, I restructured ‘MACE12112 CEP’ to adopt a ‘Project-based learning’ pedagogy to learn about Project Management by immersing students in real-life projects.
During the pandemic, I adopted an e-learning framework using various synchronous/asynchronous activities to support a ‘flipped-learning’ approach. When risk-assessed face-to-face communications were re-introduced, I transformed e-learning to ‘Blended Learning (BL)’ to deliver selected synchronous activities in classroom, whilst others remained online. This allowed the flexibility to switch between e-learning and BL modes to mitigate disruptions when guidance about face-to-face changed.
Post-pandemic, BL was retained expanding engagement of more industry practitioners unavailable face-to-face, whilst efficiently using university resources.