Start Date

7-1-2011 3:15 PM

End Date

6-1-2011 4:00 PM

Track

2. Track 2 - Poster Session

Subject Area

Hospitality and Tourism Education

Faculty Member

Dr. Bosselman drbob@iastate.edu

Abstract

The need for ensuring the quality of e-learning in higher education has been growing with the rapid development and increasing popularity of e-learning. While several researchers have focused on the comparison of the effectiveness of e-learning with that of face-to-face learning, few empirical studies have been conducted on students’ learning along with student satisfaction which is one of good measures of learning effectiveness. Focusing on Hospitality area, this study, investigates the relationship between the perceived quality of online learning course and student outcome as well as student satisfaction. Students of four year public research universities offering online hospitality courses will be invited for this study. The findings will help not only understand students' needs but also enhance online instructional practices and learning environments in hospitality programs.

Keywords

Perception, student satisfaction, student learning, effectiveness of online learning.



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Contextual Factors that Influence Learning Effectiveness: Hospitality Students’ Perspectives

The need for ensuring the quality of e-learning in higher education has been growing with the rapid development and increasing popularity of e-learning. While several researchers have focused on the comparison of the effectiveness of e-learning with that of face-to-face learning, few empirical studies have been conducted on students’ learning along with student satisfaction which is one of good measures of learning effectiveness. Focusing on Hospitality area, this study, investigates the relationship between the perceived quality of online learning course and student outcome as well as student satisfaction. Students of four year public research universities offering online hospitality courses will be invited for this study. The findings will help not only understand students' needs but also enhance online instructional practices and learning environments in hospitality programs.