Deliverable One Larry Beck, Ph.D. Recreation and Tourism Management RTM 305 and 404
RTM 305 <ul><li>94 Students </li></ul><ul><li>MWF 11-11:50 </li></ul><ul><li>Primarily Upper Division GE Students  </li></ul>
RTM 305 Unique Features <ul><li>Introspective Written Portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>Experiential Component </li></ul><ul><li...
RTM 305: Student Learning Outcomes <ul><li>Outcome 1:  Analyze the values of protected landscapes to individuals and to so...
Student Command of Learning Outcomes: 1=No Command…5=Very High Command
RTM 404 <ul><li>63 Students </li></ul><ul><li>Wednesday, 7-9:40 p.m. </li></ul><ul><li>Primarily Upper Division GE Student...
RTM 404 Unique Features <ul><li>Introspective Written Portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>Experiential Component </li></ul><ul><li...
Student Comment: Cultural Experience at Rancho La Mentada <ul><li>“ Instead of staying at a hotel, I stayed at a family ra...
RTM 404: Student Learning Outcomes <ul><li>Outcome 1:  Synthesize the concepts related to cross-cultural behavior in touri...
Student Command of Learning Outcomes: 1=No Command…5=Very High Command
Summer 2007 <ul><li>The goal was to “blend” RTM 305 in a comprehensive manner in which  overall  course goals and learning...
Fall 2007—RTM 305 Major Design Changes <ul><li>The blended approach represented a comprehensive treatment of course goals ...
Fall 2007—RTM 404 Major Design  Features <ul><li>Again, the blended approach represented a comprehensive treatment of cour...
Student Experiences RTM 305  89% Response Rate
Adobe Captivate  Online presentations that include traditional PowerPoint slides and narration with options to pause, revi...
Did you prefer Captivate to attending class on Fridays?
What is the downside of Captivate, if any? No questions/discussion Procrastination  Long time to load up More   time consu...
Did you ever pause or review some portion of the presentation?
Captivate
Where did you view the online Captivate presentations?
Did you prefer closed captions or without captions when viewing the online presentations?
The quality of Captivate presentations provided in this class:
WebQuest Overall Assessment
How important was this group assignment to meeting course objectives and what you “got” out of the class?
Highlights of WebQuest <ul><li>Increased awareness of the issue </li></ul><ul><li>Researching the topic </li></ul><ul><li>...
Lowlights of WebQuest <ul><li>Group aspect (not everyone contributed equally to the project) </li></ul>
New Strategy <ul><li>Require mandatory meeting dates throughout the semester and periodic deadlines to keep groups on task...
WebQuest and 21 st  Century Skills <ul><li>Information and technological literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Inventive and creative...
Overall Assessment of Blended Learning RTM 305
Compared to the traditional classroom experience the blended approach is:
Compared to the traditional classroom experience the blended approach is:
Compared to the traditional classroom experience the blended approach is:
Compared to the traditional classroom experience the blended approach is:
Would you like to take other blended learning courses?
RTM 404 Cross Cultural Perspectives of Tourism
Overall Assessment of Blended Learning 94% Response Rate
Compared to the traditional classroom experience the blended approach is:
Compared to the traditional classroom experience the blended approach is:
Compared to the traditional classroom experience the blended approach is:
Compared to the traditional classroom experience the blended approach is:
Compared to the traditional classroom experience the blended approach is:
Would you like to take other blended learning courses?
What do you like best about the blended learning approach? <ul><li>“ Being able to do things on my own time.” </li></ul><u...
“ Deeper” Dimensions of the Course RTM 404
As a result of what you did in this class, to what extent did you make gains in understanding the relevance of this field ...
As a result of what you did in this class, to what extent did you make gains in appreciating this field of study?
As a result of what you did in this class, to what extent did you make gains in enthusiasm for the subject?
As a result of what you did in this class, to what extent did you make gains in content that you’ll remember and carry ove...
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Larry Beck First Iteration, Course Design

  1. 1. Deliverable One Larry Beck, Ph.D. Recreation and Tourism Management RTM 305 and 404
  2. 2. RTM 305 <ul><li>94 Students </li></ul><ul><li>MWF 11-11:50 </li></ul><ul><li>Primarily Upper Division GE Students </li></ul>
  3. 3. RTM 305 Unique Features <ul><li>Introspective Written Portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>Experiential Component </li></ul><ul><li>“ Free Choice Fridays” </li></ul><ul><li>Blended Approach : </li></ul><ul><li>Captivate Lessons </li></ul><ul><li>WebQuest and Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Rubrics, UDL, SALG </li></ul>
  4. 4. RTM 305: Student Learning Outcomes <ul><li>Outcome 1: Analyze the values of protected landscapes to individuals and to society. </li></ul><ul><li>Outcome 2: Articulate the roots, institutional origins, and shaping of wilderness policy. </li></ul><ul><li>Outcome 3: Evaluate contemporary wilderness management and preservation issues and provide implications for protection, visitor management and sustainable tourism. </li></ul><ul><li>Outcome 4: Examine the politics of environmental protection and become an informed citizen regarding current sustainability issues. </li></ul><ul><li>Outcome 5: Summarize international wilderness challenges and global environmental policy. </li></ul><ul><li>Outcome 6: Consider deeper values of natural environments in the context of environmental ethics and spirituality. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Student Command of Learning Outcomes: 1=No Command…5=Very High Command
  6. 6. RTM 404 <ul><li>63 Students </li></ul><ul><li>Wednesday, 7-9:40 p.m. </li></ul><ul><li>Primarily Upper Division GE Students </li></ul>
  7. 7. RTM 404 Unique Features <ul><li>Introspective Written Portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>Experiential Component </li></ul><ul><li>Blended Approach : </li></ul><ul><li>Online Assignments such as “Project Implicit” and “VolunTourism” </li></ul><ul><li>Research using article databases and electronic resources </li></ul><ul><li>Rubrics, UDL, SALG </li></ul>
  8. 8. Student Comment: Cultural Experience at Rancho La Mentada <ul><li>“ Instead of staying at a hotel, I stayed at a family ranch in cabins, very far away from the city. Instead of eating at a restaurant, I had homemade traditional meals. Instead of visiting museums, I learned first hand about the culture from the Kumeyaay [themselves]. Instead of going on a city tour, I went on a tour of the vast land around the ranch. Instead of taking [another] form of transportation, I went on horseback!” </li></ul>
  9. 9. RTM 404: Student Learning Outcomes <ul><li>Outcome 1: Synthesize the concepts related to cross-cultural behavior in tourism. </li></ul><ul><li>Outcome 2: Explain the major differences between national cultures and their influence on tourist and host social behavior. </li></ul><ul><li>Outcome 3: Determine how cultural differences influence tourist perceptions and satisfaction. </li></ul><ul><li>Outcome 4: Strategize collaborations among diverse tourism stakeholders representing government, business, environment and culture. </li></ul><ul><li>Outcome 5: Communicate and mediate clearly and with a style that supports the purposes of the intended tourism audience. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Student Command of Learning Outcomes: 1=No Command…5=Very High Command
  11. 11. Summer 2007 <ul><li>The goal was to “blend” RTM 305 in a comprehensive manner in which overall course goals and learning outcomes were addressed. The major feature was creating the initial two Captivate lectures. I also initiated use of rubrics, UDL statements and closed captions, and SALG at the conclusion of the course. I completed the WebQuest during the summer. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Fall 2007—RTM 305 Major Design Changes <ul><li>The blended approach represented a comprehensive treatment of course goals and learning outcomes. The SALG at the end of the semester showed student command of all six learning outcomes at a level between high and very high (4.03-4.31). </li></ul><ul><li>I revised and expanded the Captivate lectures to seven and used online resources from the WebQuest to offer “Free Choice Fridays” so everyone in the class would have access to that information (that is, days that traditionally have lower attendance.) </li></ul><ul><li>I implemented the WebQuest. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Fall 2007—RTM 404 Major Design Features <ul><li>Again, the blended approach represented a comprehensive treatment of course goals and learning outcomes. The SALG at the end of the semester showed student command of all five learning outcomes ranging from 3.83-4.43 (high). </li></ul><ul><li>I offered online assignments for Halloween and Thanksgiving eve as well as time from class some nights (early release) to compensate for efforts online. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Student Experiences RTM 305 89% Response Rate
  15. 15. Adobe Captivate Online presentations that include traditional PowerPoint slides and narration with options to pause, review, replay, etc.
  16. 16. Did you prefer Captivate to attending class on Fridays?
  17. 17. What is the downside of Captivate, if any? No questions/discussion Procrastination Long time to load up More time consuming
  18. 18. Did you ever pause or review some portion of the presentation?
  19. 19. Captivate
  20. 20. Where did you view the online Captivate presentations?
  21. 21. Did you prefer closed captions or without captions when viewing the online presentations?
  22. 22. The quality of Captivate presentations provided in this class:
  23. 23. WebQuest Overall Assessment
  24. 24. How important was this group assignment to meeting course objectives and what you “got” out of the class?
  25. 25. Highlights of WebQuest <ul><li>Increased awareness of the issue </li></ul><ul><li>Researching the topic </li></ul><ul><li>Finding solutions to the problem </li></ul><ul><li>Learning how to use a Wiki site </li></ul>
  26. 26. Lowlights of WebQuest <ul><li>Group aspect (not everyone contributed equally to the project) </li></ul>
  27. 27. New Strategy <ul><li>Require mandatory meeting dates throughout the semester and periodic deadlines to keep groups on task </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation of Wiki to the entire class </li></ul><ul><li>Provide better overview of the benefits of this assignment (21 st Century Skills) </li></ul>
  28. 28. WebQuest and 21 st Century Skills <ul><li>Information and technological literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Inventive and creative thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration and communication </li></ul><ul><li>Creating real-world solutions to contemporary issues </li></ul>
  29. 29. Overall Assessment of Blended Learning RTM 305
  30. 30. Compared to the traditional classroom experience the blended approach is:
  31. 31. Compared to the traditional classroom experience the blended approach is:
  32. 32. Compared to the traditional classroom experience the blended approach is:
  33. 33. Compared to the traditional classroom experience the blended approach is:
  34. 34. Would you like to take other blended learning courses?
  35. 35. RTM 404 Cross Cultural Perspectives of Tourism
  36. 36. Overall Assessment of Blended Learning 94% Response Rate
  37. 37. Compared to the traditional classroom experience the blended approach is:
  38. 38. Compared to the traditional classroom experience the blended approach is:
  39. 39. Compared to the traditional classroom experience the blended approach is:
  40. 40. Compared to the traditional classroom experience the blended approach is:
  41. 41. Compared to the traditional classroom experience the blended approach is:
  42. 42. Would you like to take other blended learning courses?
  43. 43. What do you like best about the blended learning approach? <ul><li>“ Being able to do things on my own time.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Blended learning allows the student to have some flexibility in the class schedule. It’s great because the class isn’t so boring as a traditional lecture class.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Allowed for higher level of autonomy while maintaining great organization and meeting learning objectives.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ You really learn about your resources out there and how to use them.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I was able to learn using other mediums besides a standard lecture. I seemed to learn more personally.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ We have more freedom, so to speak.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ It makes the student more involved.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Generally, teachers doing something special for their class care more about the class, which makes it more fun.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Only thing I would change is size of class. Too big!” </li></ul>
  44. 44. “ Deeper” Dimensions of the Course RTM 404
  45. 45. As a result of what you did in this class, to what extent did you make gains in understanding the relevance of this field to real world issues?
  46. 46. As a result of what you did in this class, to what extent did you make gains in appreciating this field of study?
  47. 47. As a result of what you did in this class, to what extent did you make gains in enthusiasm for the subject?
  48. 48. As a result of what you did in this class, to what extent did you make gains in content that you’ll remember and carry over into other aspects of your life?

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