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Title: VIRTEL – Teaching hospitality with a virtual hotel e-simulation
Authors: Penfold, Paul
Kong, Wai Fan
Lee, Wai Keung Alpha
Subjects: Edutainment applications
Hospitality and tourism
Virtual hotel
Professional training
Issue Date: Nov-2006
Publisher: Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association
Source: APERA 2006 : Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association International Conference : proceedings : 28-30 November 2006, Hong Kong.
Abstract: This paper reports on the development of “Virtel,” a virtual hotel for hospitality teaching and learning through e-simulations, from a pedagogical perspective. Active learning, with a strong reflective element, and teacher guided discussion will be a valuable asset to our range of teaching methods. Virtel aims to help teachers provide a realistic hospitality setting, and provide challenges and scenarios that allow students to apply their theoretical learning to situations, develop their thinking skills and develop their workplace skills. Virtel is an active learning tool that could be used by different classes and lecturers to enhance learning and skills application, and help students to face realistic workplace scenarios, and learn how to prepare and respond to live situations in a non-threatening way.
Description: The conference was organized by the Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association, the Asia-Pacific Centre for Education Leadership and School Quality (APCELSQ) of The Hong Kong Institute of Education and The Hong Kong Education Research Association. The theme was "Educational research, policy, and practice in an era of globalization : the Asia-Pacific perspectives and beyond."
Rights: © Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association 2006
Type: Conference Paper
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