Blended Learning Student Learning Outcomes for a   Diverse Audience Vinod Sasidharan Recreation and Tourism Management RTM...
RTM 404:  Cross-Cultural Perspectives of Tourism <ul><li>Upper-Level General Education, Cultural Diversity Course </li></u...
Student Learning Outcomes <ul><ul><li>SYNTHESIZE the concepts related to cross-cultural behavior in tourism </li></ul></ul...
Blended Learning for RTM 404: Why? <ul><li>Accommodate diverse learning styles </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate self-paced lea...
Blended Learning: From A to B A B Traditional Skills 21 st  Century Skills
Blended Learning:  Traditional to Meaningful Traditional Meaningful
Blended Learning:  Requirements Instructor Knowledge Course Parameters (SLOs) Instructional Platform (Blackboard)
Blended Learning Continuum
Blended Learning Iterations (usual class time is included):  RTM 404 <ul><li>WebQuest (WQ) </li></ul><ul><li>WQ and Discus...
Lessons Learned:  Muddled SLOs
Lessons Learned:  Not Auto-Pilot Go, Blackboard!
Lessons Learned:  Not Student-Driven
Blended Learning:  Easy or Challenging! BLENDED  LEARNING:  Bring it ON!!  For Easy Teaching and Learning
Blended Learning:  Focus on SLOs, Delivery Modes & Interactions
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Vinod Sasidharan, Overview of course design iterations

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Vinod gives an overview of iterations he started in 2006. YouTube video too.

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Vinod Sasidharan, Overview of course design iterations

  1. 1. Blended Learning Student Learning Outcomes for a Diverse Audience Vinod Sasidharan Recreation and Tourism Management RTM 404: Cross-Cultural Perspectives of Tourism (GE, Cultural Diversity) Searching for Learning Problems and Opportunities: Intervening and Reforming
  2. 2. RTM 404: Cross-Cultural Perspectives of Tourism <ul><li>Upper-Level General Education, Cultural Diversity Course </li></ul><ul><li>Number of students: 100 to 150 </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30 to 1:45 PM </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Type: Auditorium/theatre/presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Student demographics: Junior- and Senior- level students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Varied age-range </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diverse personal cultural experiences and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>backgrounds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Variety of disciplines </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Student Learning Outcomes <ul><ul><li>SYNTHESIZE the concepts related to cross-cultural behavior in tourism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EXPLICATE the major differences between national cultures and their influence on tourist and host social behavior </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DETERMINE how cultural differences influence tourist perceptions and satisfaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>STRATEGIZE collaborations among diverse tourism stakeholders representing government, business, environment, and culture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>COMMUNICATE and MEDIATE clearly and with a style that supports the purposes of the intended tourism audience </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Blended Learning for RTM 404: Why? <ul><li>Accommodate diverse learning styles </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate self-paced learning while developing 21 st century skills </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulate critical-thinking beyond (large) classroom setting </li></ul><ul><li>Allow collaboration while ameliorating time-constraints </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a medium for sharing cross-cultural experiences beyond (large) classroom setting </li></ul>
  5. 5. Blended Learning: From A to B A B Traditional Skills 21 st Century Skills
  6. 6. Blended Learning: Traditional to Meaningful Traditional Meaningful
  7. 7. Blended Learning: Requirements Instructor Knowledge Course Parameters (SLOs) Instructional Platform (Blackboard)
  8. 8. Blended Learning Continuum
  9. 9. Blended Learning Iterations (usual class time is included): RTM 404 <ul><li>WebQuest (WQ) </li></ul><ul><li>WQ and Discussion Board (DB) </li></ul><ul><li>WQ, DB, and Online Assignments (OA) </li></ul><ul><li>WQ, DB, OA and QuickTime Lectures (QL) </li></ul><ul><li>WQ, DB, OA, QL, and Horizon Wimba (HW) </li></ul><ul><li>WQ, DB, OA, QL, HW…and Student Project Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Next…more interactive, blended activities </li></ul>
  10. 10. Lessons Learned: Muddled SLOs
  11. 11. Lessons Learned: Not Auto-Pilot Go, Blackboard!
  12. 12. Lessons Learned: Not Student-Driven
  13. 13. Blended Learning: Easy or Challenging! BLENDED LEARNING: Bring it ON!! For Easy Teaching and Learning
  14. 14. Blended Learning: Focus on SLOs, Delivery Modes & Interactions

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