A Study of Effectiveness of Online Education in Central Hospitality Institutes of India during Covid-19: Students Perspective

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Avinash Kr Singh, et. al.


Introduction: This is now very much understood that COVID 19 has tremendously impacted all the sectors of society. The field of education among other sectors can still be seen as going through the several phases of changes and research and development in terms of adopting and making teaching and learning effective. The sudden break in traditional method of teaching forced all institutions irrespective of area of study to adopt online teaching without any preparation. The online method of study is now being used by educational institutions without drawing much attention towards its effectiveness. The Students being focal point in education system need to be enquired to analyse their perspective of online mode of study. The study aimed to administer the perspective of students involved in hospitality education in India.

Research methodology: The present study was employed at students of Central Institute of Hotel Management in India. 1557 students participated in the study from across 21 IHMs in India. The data was obtained through self administered questionnaire to collect opinions of students for online mode of study due to pandemic situation.

Results: The study results reveal that students’ preference for online mode of study is less motivating but there is a difference in student’s perspective for effectiveness for theory and practical. The results also indicate that students give preference to convenience, so far it does not affect the quality of teaching learning process. Overall study results indicate that the students find online study unsatisfactory adopted during covid-19 in the field of hospitality education in India.

Conclusion: Though in this pandemic situation, online study seems to be only effective, approachable and accessible way to conduct classes, yet it needs special attention in context with hospitality education so as to make it equally effective for both of its component i.e. theory and practical input.

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