E-Learner’s Needs for Sustainable Tourism Higher Education: A Case of Vietnam

Authors

  • Tran Huu Tuan School of Hospitality and Tourism - Hue University
  • Nguyen Thi Minh Nghia School of Hospitality and Tourism - Hue University
  • Nguyen Thi Thuy Van School of Hospitality and Tourism - Hue University
  • Thi Hong Hai Nguyen Department of Marketing, Events & Tourism- University of Greenwich

Abstract

E-learning has been suggested to help higher education organizations in tourism to achieve
sustainable development. Thus, this study aims to identify factors determining the learners'
needs for e-learning programs, particularly in a tourism curriculum. Based on relevant
research and the Technology Acceptance Model, the study conducted a survey with 1,109
learners in the Central Coastal region of Vietnam. The results show that the e-learning
environment, perceived ease of use, perceived usefulness, playfulness, and information
technology skills have a positive impact on the learner's needs. These findings provide useful
managerial implications for e-learning of tourism programs which contributes to the
sustainable development of higher education as well as tourism industry through its
workforce.

Author Biographies

Tran Huu Tuan, School of Hospitality and Tourism - Hue University

Tran Huu Tuan is an associate professor at School of Hospitality and Tourism, Hue University. His research focuses on Tourism economy; Sustainable Tourism; Environmental economics.

Nguyen Thi Minh Nghia, School of Hospitality and Tourism - Hue University

Nguyen Thi Minh Nghia is a lecturer at School of Hospitality and Tourism, Hue University. Her research focuses on E-tourism, Sustainable tourism and Tourism management.

Nguyen Thi Thuy Van, School of Hospitality and Tourism - Hue University

Nguyen Thi Thuy Van is a lecturer at School of Hospitality and Tourism, Hue University. Her research focuses on E-Marketing, Sustainable tourism and Tourism management.

Thi Hong Hai Nguyen, Department of Marketing, Events & Tourism- University of Greenwich

Thi Hong Hai Nguyen is a senior lecturer at the University of Greenwich with an interest in
authenticity in tourism. Her current research focuses on marketing, event and tourism.

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Published

2022-05-05

How to Cite

Tran, T., Nguyen, N., Nguyen, V. and Nguyen, T. (2022) “E-Learner’s Needs for Sustainable Tourism Higher Education: A Case of Vietnam”, e-Review of Tourism Research, 18(6), pp. 843–871. Available at: https://ertr-ojs-tamu.tdl.org/ertr/index.php/ertr/article/view/681 (Accessed: 25May2022).