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

Revi Nair; Babu P. George

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.

SUBMITTED: JAN 2016. REVISION SUBMITTED: APRr 2016. ACCEPTED: MAY 2016. REFEREED ANONYMOUSLY. PUBLISHED ONLINE: 10 JUNE 2016.
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