Background and justification of the project
This project aims to develop a Digital Exhibition where students’ work will be exhibited online and made easily accessible by anyone.
This digital platform will make it possible for students to share their work and learn from each other. It will be a virtual place where students, teachers and people from outside the University can get acquainted with the exemplary work that is produced at the faculty of the Built Environment.
Students generate works mostly as visual outputs of the knowledge and creativity developed throughout an academic period. However, these works have little chance to be shared with others since they are being deleted or stored somewhere after the semester ends. This makes it necessary for us to create a tool to foster knowledge sharing and interaction between students.
The project proposed here addresses this problem by generating a digital exhibition platform as a learning environment which will be easily accessible by a wide range of visitors, allowing students to take pride in their work and encourage them to keep challenging themselves.
Objectives and expected outcomes
The main objective of this project is to exhibit students’ work and foster knowledge sharing digitally and effectively. Hence, the expected outcomes are as follows:
Knowledge Sharing & Encouraging Students
- The project will enable students to experience aspirational aspects of their study and understand the value of their own work. Students will gain more insights about what to expect from the courses and they will be challenged to learn from the work of generations before them.
- The high-end examples of student work will make it clear for students within TU/e or outside (new or international exchange students) what the results in various stages of a study at the Faculty of the Built Environment are. For Bachelor students it will give clear insight into the curriculum of the Master Degree.
- The online platform will enhance cooperation between teachers, allowing them to become aware of each other’s work and challenging them to critically reflect on it.
Sustainable & scalable project
This platform will be easily accessible by a various range of visitors (students, different faculties, institutions, students, academicians) and has the potential to host a wide range of students’ work spanning many years.
The delivery of this project is a digital exhibition platform which will contribute to the education for many years as long as it is updated. The potential users of this project are the students of the Built Environment, teachers, international students, and the others who are interested in the projects/knowledge generated within the scope of the Built Environment department. The students will be informed in the relevant course and involved in the evaluation process throughout this project.
Results and learnings
This project is still ongoing.