Impact of Learning Style Preferences and Social Media Use on the environment of Distance Learning for Engineers in the Vertical Transportation Industry

Thomas Ehrl, Jonathan Adams, Stefan Kaczmarczyk, Benedikt Meier

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Abstract

The world became a digital world, where the internet and modern communication channels have changed the way people interact and communicate with each other. On the other hand, digital technology drives the concepts of advanced learning and allows access to learning environment anytime, anywhere. Based on the results of a quantitative survey conducted with participation of engineers and students across the entire world, a new pedagogic concept for Distance Learning (for the subject of Advanced Machine Dynamics) has been developed in this study. The paper examines the concept and structure of the survey and looks into the analysis of the results. Furthermore, it emphasizes the impact of Social Media on the success and effectiveness of learning considering different Learning Style preferences. The paper concludes with recommendations to improve the Distance Learning mode of delivery to ensure a learner-centric approach and optimized learning results. The results of this study, combined with the results of research projects that focus on the performance of rope-less Passenger Transportation Systems, will help to improve the Learning Environment and concept of Distance Learning for engineers in the Vertical Transportation industry.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-1 to 9-12
Number of pages12
JournalLift and Escalator Symposium
Volume10
Publication statusPublished - 18 Sep 2019
Event10th Symposium on Lift & Escalator Technologies - Highgate House Conference Centre & Hotel, Creaton, Northampton, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Sep 201919 Sep 2019
https://liftsymposium.org/

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