Blending the Foundations: Pilot testing a blended environment for Foundations of Conservation (CONS 200) through two new modules

Title Blending the Foundations: Pilot testing a blended environment for Foundations of Conservation (CONS 200) through two new modules
Faculty/College/Unit Forestry
Status Completed
Duration 2 Year
Initiation 04/01/2015
Completion 06/30/2017
Project Summary

This proposed project is designed to enhance the learning experiences of the ~250 students who take CONS 200 each year. The proposed activities are informed by student feedback derived from two surveys (detailed below). The project objectives are threefold: 1) Develop materials for two new content modules designed for a blended learning environment (each module will span 6-8 lectures) 2) Pilot test a blend of flipped, active, experiential and flexible teaching and learning approaches and novel forms of assessment through these two newly created content modules and 3) Develop and implement a set of indicators for outcome-based evaluation of the project to inform the potential expansion of a blended environment for future offerings of the course, and provide insight into student attitudes towards blended approaches. Undergraduate and graduate students have been, and will continue to be involved at every stage of the project.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project Year Year 1
Year 1: Funding Year 2015/2016
Year 1: Project Type Small TLEF
Year 1: Principal Investigator Shannon Hagerman
Year 1: Funded Amount 22,030
Year 1: Team Members

N/A

Year 2: Project Year Year 2
Year 2: Funding Year 2016/2017
Year 2: Project Type Small TLEF
Year 2: Principal Investigator Shannon Hagerman
Year 2: Funded Amount 1,475
Year 2: Team Members

N/A

Year 2: TLEF Showcase Year 2: TLEF Showcase
Project Report 2016-Hagerman-Final-WEB.pdf