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Jesse Dixon, First Iteration


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Jesse has been redesigning his courses since 2006. This isn't "really" a first iteration in that sense.

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Jesse Dixon, First Iteration

  1. 1. Learning Stories Session February 27, 2008 Jesse Dixon, Professor Recreation and Tourism Mgt. Program Rec 304-Leisure and Tourism
  2. 2. Course Information <ul><li>124 Students </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting Times (Tuesday and Thursdays 12-30- 1:45 p.m.) </li></ul><ul><li>Large lecture hall </li></ul><ul><li>General Education/Upper Division </li></ul>
  3. 3. The First Design Cycle-Course Goals <ul><li>To understand distinctions between leisure, recreation, tourism, and hospitality </li></ul><ul><li>To analyze the role and contributions of leisure and tourism for society </li></ul>
  4. 4. The First Cycle-Design Changes <ul><li>The Use of a Learning Device for Individualized Participation </li></ul><ul><li>The Use of Visual Imagery to Support Learning </li></ul><ul><li>The Use Blackboard to Deliver Information </li></ul><ul><li>The Use of a WebQuest for Group Learning </li></ul>
  5. 5. Student Experiences <ul><li>Students Participated as Individuals in a Class Size of 124 students. </li></ul><ul><li>In an assessment, 105/109 respondents agreed that the use of visual imagery was helpful and provided a good quality learning experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusions: 1. Many students could benefit from the use of visual imagery. 2. Previous teaching methods don’t have a “branding effect”. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Planning for Future Design Cycles <ul><li>One weakness of the current design is the product support for the learning devices. </li></ul><ul><li>One major success was the enthusiasm for using the devices and the reactions to the visual imagery. </li></ul><ul><li>In the future, I will use technology more effectively with better timing. E.g. selection of visuals, features of Einstruction. </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy: I will improve my skills with the technology and presentation of information. </li></ul><ul><li>The product support (Einstruction)is beyond my control. </li></ul>