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Encouraging technology facilitated learning (TFL) in hospitality and tourism education: Communities of Practice – a possible solution?

Carruthers, Clare and McMahon-Beattie, Una (2014) Encouraging technology facilitated learning (TFL) in hospitality and tourism education: Communities of Practice – a possible solution? In: Proceedings of the Annual Conference for the Council of Hospitality Management Education. University of Derby, Buxton, Derby, pp. 175-189. ISBN 9780901437754 [Book section]

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Abstract

This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of developing a Community of Practice (CoP) around Technology Facilitated Learning (TFL) that strives to enhance and develop best practice in TFL around learning and teaching, specifically assessment and feedback. It has become apparent in recent years that such an informal community exists in the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, and more widely within the Ulster Business School, in relation to the uptake and adoption of TFL, specifically in relation to assessment and feedback. Hence, this project seeks to galvanise that progress and further develop this community for the benefit of staff and students alike. This CoP focuses on the development of guides, case studies, wikis and a mentor system in the implementation of particular aspects of TFL. The evaluation of this project is through an evaluation of the effectiveness of the technologies with students and interviews with staff who have been involved with the CoP in order to implement TFL technologies in their own teaching, seeking to determine their effectiveness and the effectiveness of the support of the CoP in doing so.

Item Type:Book section
Keywords:Communities of practice (CoP), technology facilitated learning (TFL), learning communities.
Faculties and Schools:Ulster Business School > Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Ulster Business School
ID Code:29562
Deposited By: Professor Una McMahon-Beattie
Deposited On:06 Jun 2014 12:39
Last Modified:06 Jun 2014 12:39

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