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25 February 2021
Journal of Education for Business
Special Issue Editor(s)
Dr. Sandeep Walia,
Associate Professor & Head of Department, School of Hotel Management & Tourism, Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, India
Dr. Saurabh Kumar Dixit,
Head-Department of Tourism and Hotel Management, North - Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India
COVID-19 & Its repercussions on Tourism, Hospitality & Business Education
Overview of the Special Issue:
As we all know that because of the COVID-19 pandemic, worldwide educational institutions are closed and we all are teaching from home i.e. either working from home or teaching online. Most of the countries around the world have temporarily closed educational institutions to attempt to minimize the spread of the COVID-19. According to UNESCO (2020), these worldwide closures are impacting over 60% of the world’s total population of students. Moreover, various countries have executed localized closures impacting millions of other students and learners.
COVID-19 has imposed a lot of challenges on the educational systems worldwide (UNESCO, 2020) and because of this, the teaching in the domains of Tourism, Hospitality & Business Education has been changed and we have moved from traditional classrooms to the digital classrooms whether digital or hybrid. This development has changed the ways of teaching-learning in the arena of Tourism, Hospitality & Business Education. Closure of educational institutes impacts not just the students but, also the teachers and families. These closures in response to the pandemic have shed light on various social and economic issues, including student debt (Jamerson & Mitchell, 2020), digital learning (Karp& McGowan, 2020), access to the internet (Jordan, 2020), etc.
The intrusion of technology in the education system due to the increasing spread of COVID-19 is a reminder that there is a need for global transformation. For several years, we’ve been debating and discussing digital transformation, but we were uncertain about it. The truth is that online education cannot replace actual classroom education because of the lack of personalized nature of attention and face to face interactions in virtual classes, but it can be an effective support for educational institutes in the current situation. The shift towards digital learning is bothersome because the world wasn’t entirely ready until the COVID-19 happened. In the 21stcentury, the way we access/deliver information, impart knowledge, and ease of learning have changed. The COVID-19 pandemic and its resultant impact on our lives have raised the need to adopt innovative ways of getting education services at all levels.
Aim & Scope:
COVID-19 is impacting almost every sector of the economy and, the education sector is no exception. Schools, colleges, and institutes are close even, and students are at home with the least contact with friends. Everything has gone virtual, with no physical contact and movement. Schools, universities, educational institutes of all levels have deferred or dropped examinations. The adoption of newer ways of teaching-learning has not only posed tough challenges to the teachers and Professors but for students too. Therefore, this ongoing situation across the globe needs to be addressed and further require empirical investigations in the arena of Tourism, Hospitality & Business Education domains.
Submissions should explore (but not limited) to the following themes / topics:
- COVID-19: A Wake-Up call to Invest in Literacy
- Theorizing foundations for Education in online teaching
- Impact of lockdown on Learning Status
- Towards Constructivism for adult learners
- Student Learning Motivation and Psychological Resoluteness
- Psychological view points of students amidst COVID-19 pandemic
- Reconnoitering Student Satisfaction in Distance Learning
- Designing an effective online learning environment and pedagogies
- Students engagement in hybrid and online learning in various contexts
- Advantages and disadvantages of hybrid/online/virtual learning
- COVID-19: Tourism, Hospitality & Business Education
- Learning preferences and readiness for online learning in Tourism and Hospitality Management
- Coronavirus & Tourism Industry: Impacts & Remedies
- Critical challenges and factors influencing the E-learning in Business Education
- Exploring the impact of COVID-19 on Gyms and Sports Industry
- Remodeling means of Leisure and Entertainment in current times
- Determinants of student satisfaction in this new learning environment
- Implications of COVID-19 on Business education/instruction/methodology
- Experiential learning
- Cooperative learning
- Innovative methods of teaching strategies
- Cross over teaching
- Teaching through Virtual Reality
- Teaching through Flipping Classrooms
- Field visits and internships during the time of crisis
- Case study in the new normal
- Business Education: From disruption to recovery
- Issues, threats and prospects of education amidst COVID-19
- Computer vs Human Teaching: A Pressing Concern for Educators
- Education for all through Remote Learning
- The Future of Business Education: Opportunities and Threats
- Shaping the future of Business Education in post-COVID scenario
- How business education will evolve in the futureReferences:Jamerson J, Mitchell J (2020). "Student-Loan Debt Relief Offers Support to an Economy Battered by Coronavirus". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 02-04-2020.https://www.wsj.com/articles/student-loan-debt-relief-offers-support-to-an-economy-battered-by-coronavirus-11584735842Jordan C (2020). "Coronavirus outbreak shining an even brighter light on internet disparities in rural America". TheHill. Retrieved 25-5-2020.https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/technology/488848-coronavirus-outbreak-shining-an-even-brighter-light-on.Karp P, McGowan M (2020-03-23). "'Clear as mud': schools ask for online learning help as coronavirus policy confusion persists". The Guardian. Retrieved 27-04-2020.https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/mar/24/clear-as-mud-schools-ask-for-online-learning-help-as-coronavirus-policy-confusion-persists.UNESCO (2020). Education: From disruption to recovery. Retrieved 12-06-2020. https://en.unesco.org/covid19/educationresponse
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Submission Instructions: Authors willing to contribute to this special issue can contact the guest editors regarding topics of interest or any questions/suggestions regarding the special issue. An extended abstract up to 750 words should be e-mailed as a MS word attachment file by November 15, 2020, to [email protected] and [email protected]. The guest editors will provide initial feedback to contributors on submitted abstracts by November 30, 2020.
Manuscript Submission deadlines for the Special Issue
- Abstract Submission: November 15, 2020
- Feedback on the abstract by the editors: November 30, 2020
- Full Paper Submission: February 25, 2020
- Initial Review Report: March 30, 2021
- Revisions: April 15, 2021
- Final Decision by Special Issue Editors: April 30, 2021
- Publication Date: End of May/June 2021
The authors are requested to specify the Special issue on COVID-19 & Its repercussions on Tourism, Hospitality & Business Education, while submitting the full manuscript to Scholar one.
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