Benefits and challenges of online collaborative learning from the perspectives of non-traditional event management students: a comparison between asynchronous and synchronous learning

Jung S., Shin H. W., Gohary A., Chan E. Y.

Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism, vol.23, no.2, pp.109-129, 2023 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/15313220.2022.2109553
  • Journal Name: Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, IBZ Online, CAB Abstracts, EBSCO Education Source, Educational research abstracts (ERA), Hospitality & Tourism Complete, Hospitality & Tourism Index, DIALNET
  • Page Numbers: pp.109-129
  • Keywords: Online collaborative learning (OCL), non-traditional students, asynchronous, synchronous, event management
  • TED University Affiliated: No


© 2022 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.This paper examines non-traditional students’ perceived benefits and challenges toward online collaborative learning (OCL) in general and how those perceptions are presented differently in two different course delivery modalities (asynchronous and synchronous). A content analysis of student surveys demonstrates some positive and negative aspects of OCL employed in two event management courses. This study further compares the similarities and differences between the two courses that adopted the two distinct delivery methods. Implications are expected to specifically resonate with non-traditional/working students who have other demands upon their time such as working full or part-time and/or parenting.