Work Integrated Learning (WIL) refers to educational activities that combine theoretical learning with practice. Using the Construction discipline as the context, this paper reports on the preliminary findings from a project supported by Australian Learning and Teaching Council, which aims to develop a robust framework for WIL by understanding e-learning technologies to promote links between the parties involved. The paper firstly highlights the discipline’s key competencies as required by the industry’s accrediting bodies. These are used to align curricula with work skills. The perceptions about WIL are then elicited and presented from a qualitative workshop session comprised of academics, students, and the accrediting bodies’ representatives. The paper concludes by discussing the implications of using e-learning technologies to support WIL. These findings contribute to the ongoing development of the WIL framework.
DesignEd Asia 2010 Conference. Asian Culture: Preserve the Past Create the Future. DesignEd Asia Conference 2010: Conference Proceedings (Hong Kong 30 November - 1 December, 2010)