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E-learning adoption in hospitality education: An analysis with special focus on Singapore

Revi Nair, Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore
Babu P. George, Fort Hays State University, USA
Published online: 10 Jun 2016, JTHSM, 2(1), pp. 3-13.

URN: urn:nbn:de:0168-ssoar-67080-7, DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.376329

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This paper explores issues and challenges in the adoption of e-learning in hospitality education, with special reference to Singapore. Hospitality being a ‘high-touch’ profession and many hospitality related skills being largely intangible, there has been significant industry resistance in technology adoption. There has been concerns from multiple stakeholder groups as to how effectively can technologies compensate for the loss of social context of traditional hands-on learning. However, in Singapore, some polytechnic based schools have practically demonstrated the ways by which technology could be meaningfully integrated into hospitality education.


E-learning, hospitality, education, active learning, polytechnics, Singapore

JEL Classification: 

L83, M1, Z31

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