Possibilities of Blended Learning to Develop Orientation and Navigation Skills of Tourism Management Students

  • Pavlina Chaloupska
  • Dagmar HrusovaEmail author
  • David Chaloupsky
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11841)


The main aim of the research was to designate and describe phases of orientation learning process in a designed theoretical model, which would integrate blended learning in the studies of tourism management. Blended learning works with advanced technologies such as smart phones, applications, smart watches, or GPS devices. On the other hand, traditional approach is based on use of paper map and compass in the terrain practice. A study (n = 55) was carried out to evaluate the level of students’ spatial orientation skills, their self-estimation and to find out their experience with maps and modern IT devices in orientation and navigation. The results of the study were used to support the actual need for a blended learning model.


Spatial orientation abilities Navigation Phases of orientation learning GPS device Tourist guide 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pavlina Chaloupska
    • 1
  • Dagmar Hrusova
    • 1
    Email author
  • David Chaloupsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Informatics and ManagementUniversity of Hradec KraloveHradec KraloveCzech Republic

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