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DESIGNING AN EXPERIENTIAL WEB-BASED LEARNING MODEL TO DELIVER THE ACQUISITION AND APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE TO HOSPITALITY EVENT MANAGEMENT STUDENTS USING ROLE-PLAY SIMULATIONS

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2010
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ABSTRACT Most hospitality institutions have increasingly moved classes online but are concerned about migrating classes and instructional content online. The concern is most Web-based models are designed to deliver the acquisition of knowledge but lack the ability to transform that knowledge into applied career skills for practical use in the industry. The purpose of this study was to test a new Web-based instructional model. The model supported delivering both the acquisition and application of knowledge. Educators, researchers, and practitioners can utilize the new model to enhance the application of career skills and enhance organizational objectives by providing just-in-time training. The new Web-based instructional model can be delivered through multiple platforms including computers, electronic devices, wireless devices and mobile devices. The application of knowledge was delivered through experiential role-play exercises delivered live to the comparison group and virtual, inside Second Life, to the treatment group. An Analysis of Co-Variance (ANCOVA) revealed a significant difference between groups with higher application scores for the students who received the role-play live compared to virtual. In addition, an analysis was conducted to explore factors to consider when examining the cost effectiveness of Web-based instructional content. Factors determined to be important were developmental costs, delivery costs, and reusability of the Web-based instruction.
Title: DESIGNING AN EXPERIENTIAL WEB-BASED LEARNING MODEL TO DELIVER THE ACQUISITION AND APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE TO HOSPITALITY EVENT MANAGEMENT STUDENTS USING ROLE-PLAY SIMULATIONS.
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Name(s): Hogg, James, Author
Gunter, Glenda, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2010
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: ABSTRACT Most hospitality institutions have increasingly moved classes online but are concerned about migrating classes and instructional content online. The concern is most Web-based models are designed to deliver the acquisition of knowledge but lack the ability to transform that knowledge into applied career skills for practical use in the industry. The purpose of this study was to test a new Web-based instructional model. The model supported delivering both the acquisition and application of knowledge. Educators, researchers, and practitioners can utilize the new model to enhance the application of career skills and enhance organizational objectives by providing just-in-time training. The new Web-based instructional model can be delivered through multiple platforms including computers, electronic devices, wireless devices and mobile devices. The application of knowledge was delivered through experiential role-play exercises delivered live to the comparison group and virtual, inside Second Life, to the treatment group. An Analysis of Co-Variance (ANCOVA) revealed a significant difference between groups with higher application scores for the students who received the role-play live compared to virtual. In addition, an analysis was conducted to explore factors to consider when examining the cost effectiveness of Web-based instructional content. Factors determined to be important were developmental costs, delivery costs, and reusability of the Web-based instruction.
Identifier: CFE0003044 (IID), ucf:48341 (fedora)
Note(s): 2010-05-01
Ph.D.
Education, Department of Educational Research Technology and Leadership
Doctorate
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Subject(s): Instructional Systems Design
eLearning
ISD
MICE
Hospitality
Education
Training
Virtual Environments
Second Life
Role-play
Just-in-time training
Experiential Learning
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0003044
Restrictions on Access: campus 2013-04-01
Host Institution: UCF

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