Exploring the flexible learning preferences of tourism and hospitality management students

Benckendorff, Pierre (2007) Exploring the flexible learning preferences of tourism and hospitality management students. In: Proceedings of the 17th Annual CAUTHE Conference. From: CAUTHE 2007: Tourism - Past Achievements, Future Challenges, 11-14 FEB 2007, Manly, NSW, Sydney.

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Flexible learning is emerging as a new education paradigm for responding to the demographic, economic, political and technological changes confronting university educators in Australia. Tourism and hospitality management programs are not immune to the flexible learning revolution, and indeed some educators have already embraced this concept. The purpose of this study is to examine tourism students' perceptions of the attractiveness of various flexible learning opportunities at a regional Australian university. The findings suggest that students are enthusiastic about the prospect for more flexibility and have strong preferences for structured approaches that provide 'real life' experiences and allow them to interact with educators, peers and future employers. Students are not enthusiastic about flexible learning approaches which impinge on their ability to work while studying.

Item ID: 3193
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-0-646-46998-0
Keywords: flexible; learning; delivery; online; generation Y
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Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2009 04:48
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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