Comparing Traditional, Online and Blended Learning Environments

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As presented March 29, 2011 at Sloan-C Blended Learning Conference.

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1. Comparing Traditional, Blended, and Online Learning in Tourism EducationNicole L. Davis, PhD Stephanie RhodesSylvia Smith, PhDHospitality and Tourism Administration 2. Our Journey 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Individual learning differences are an important area to consider in making instructional decisions for learner-oriented blended instruction. - Lim & Morris, 2009, p. 291 10. BackgroundStudents prefer to use a combination of synchronous and asynchronous in class communicationStudents today are not only ready to experience new technology in the classroom and their studies, they are also willing to collaborate and use multiple communication channels -Saeedet al., 2009 11. Purposeof thestudyEvaluate students' learning style with various teaching methods, to include the traditional classroom, online and blended settings 12. Research QuestionsWhat are the current learning styles of students enrolled in HTA 435?Are there differences in student learning styles based on gender and ethnicity?Are there significant differences in student satisfaction levels based on instructional methods (traditional, blended, and online teaching) and student learning style?How does student achievement in traditional courses compare to blended and online courses? 13. HTA 435 Fall 2010 - Traditional Spring 2011 BlendedSummer 2011 Online 14. 15. 16. Preliminary Results 17. Putting it all together From old school to new technology 18. The recent trend in higher vocational education can be identified as a shift toward a more constructivist concept of education. - Zwaal& Otting, 2007, p. 256 What is constructivism? 19. 20. Where to StartOutline! 21. Overall, e-learning platforms are increasingly adapting a pedagogical approach that is based on the theoretical underpinnings of constructivism (critical thinking skills) and collaboratism. - Sigala, 2003, p. 120 22. Thank YouHospitality and Tourism Administrationndavis@siu.edustephrho@siu.edu618.453.5193http://genxprofessor.blogspot.com/http://www.slideshare.net/TalkingTourism

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