Effectiveness and Usage Frequency of Learning Methods and Tools: Perceptions of Hospitality Students in Hong Kong

Cathy Hui-chun Hsu, Minglong Li

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Several studies have examined the use or effectiveness of specific learning methods or tools. However, these studies have failed to assess the usage frequency and effectiveness of a comprehensive list of learning and teaching methods and tools. An evaluation from the perception of students could provide educators with insights into and implications for future pedagogy design and add empirical evidence to the hospitality education literature. Data were collected from 189 hospitality students in Hong Kong to assess the usage frequency and effectiveness of 28 methods and 22 tools. A usage frequency–effectiveness matrix was used to categorize these methods and tools into four quadrants to derive suggestions for learning enhancement strategies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-115
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Hospitality and Tourism Education
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2017


  • Effectiveness
  • learning method
  • learning tool
  • usage frequency
  • usage frequency–effectiveness matrix

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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