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 Education
    Nicole L. Davis, PhD
    Stephanie Rhodes
    Sylvia Smith, PhD
    Hospitality and Tourism Administration
  • 2. Our Journey
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  • 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. Background
    Students prefer to use a combination of synchronous and asynchronous in class communication
    Students 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. Purpose
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    Evaluate students' learning style with various teaching methods, to include the traditional classroom, online and blended settings
  • 12. Research Questions
    What 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 Blended
    Summer 2011 Online
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  • 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?
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  • 20. Where to Start
  • 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 You
    Hospitality and Tourism Administration