THE PROSPECT OF VIRTUAL LABORATORY IN SOLVING PROBLEMS OF LEARNING AND TEACHING ARCHITECTURAL SCIENCE IN INDONESIA
Authors: Satwiko, Prasasto
The lack of appropriate architectural science laboratories to support good learning-teaching methods has long
been a problem in Indonesia and has been suspected result in the poor building environmental design quality.
Anticipating the global free trade era, the methods should be improved if the students are to compete with their
counterparts from countries with well-established education system. The current poor condition of almost all of
Indonesian life sectors has forced people to use the limited resources more efficiently and effectively.
Miraculously, those crises, instead of affecting the availability of computer technology significantly; they
enlighten the positive potentials of the computer technology. Computer based virtual laboratories have become a
realistic option; they offer a comprehensive solution for technical and non-technical problems of learning and
teaching architectural sciences.