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A Review of Internship Opportunities in Online Learning: Building a New Conceptual Framework for a Self-Regulated Internship in Hospitality

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dc.contributor.author Sykes, Diane
dc.contributor.author Roy, Jan
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-03T21:20:52Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-03T21:20:52Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Sykes, D.M. & Roy, J. (2017). A review of internship opportunities in online learning: Building a new conceptual framework for a self-regulated internship in hospitality. International Journal of E-Learning & Distance Education, 32(1). en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2292-8588
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12264/112
dc.description.abstract The primary purpose of the article was to build a framework for an innovative approach to online internships after examining best practices in hospitality internships. Learning the ins and outs of an industry virtually, using contemporary internship methods strengthens the student's expertise and better prepares them for future workplace environments. Researchers find value in the virtual component of the internship experience, yet, none of them connect the use of the virtual experience to one that is conducted on the ground as well. Existing self-regulated learning models and virtual internship models do not integrate a ground-based component. Existing hospitality internship frameworks do not incorporate a distance learning component. The increase of virtual internships is beneficial to developing student confidence, building relationships, and mirroring their real-life experience in the workplace. Furthermore, real-world experiences can be more important for online students when they graduate and go into the workforce. Thus, a new framework had to be created to integrate distance learning with ground-based internships in the hospitality industry. Schools using this model will enable students to gain valuable experience and interviewing skills, build confidence and professionalism to seek and find an internship that is germane to their passion. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Canadian Network for Innovation in Education en_US
dc.rights Shared under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License by the original publisher.
dc.subject Virtual Internship en_US
dc.subject Hospitality Management en_US
dc.subject Online University en_US
dc.subject Online Learning en_US
dc.subject Distance Learning en_US
dc.subject Self-Regulated Internship en_US
dc.subject Hospitality Teaching en_US
dc.title A Review of Internship Opportunities in Online Learning: Building a New Conceptual Framework for a Self-Regulated Internship in Hospitality en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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