|Title||Roleplaying to Enhance Student Decision-making Skills in the Online Components of Blended Flipped Science Course ATSC 113|
|Year 1: Project Year||Year 1|
|Year 1: Funding Year||2015/2016|
|Year 1: Project Type||Small TLEF|
|Year 1: Principal Investigator||Roland Stull|
|Year 1: Funded Amount||47,095|
|Year 1: Team Members||
In the UBC calendar is recently-approved course ATSC 113 Applied Meteorology (Weather for Sailing, Flying, and Snow Sports). With CTLT help, we will develop common online components to be used in both blended [classroom + online] and purely online sections of ATSC 113. The initial offering in Fall 2015 will be online only, with both sections offered in subsequent terms.
We will use online narrative to create weekly scenarios of deteriorating weather conditions. Each student plays a different role (skipper, passenger, regulator, weather briefer) in their group and is given different information (sailboat characteristics, distractors, warning issuance, atmospheric behaviour). Group members succeed by working together to determine the right questions to ask. This flipped (inquiry-based learning) motivates their access of online resources outside of class. Each group posts online a summary of their decision with justifications. Peer critiques are posted on approved social-media, with instructor intervention to promote expert thinking.