Service praxis using tablet personal computer (ipad apps) - A Proposed Framework

Balasubramanian, Kandappan and Jaykumar , V and Fukey, Leena Nitin and Thirugnanasambantham, K (2014) Service praxis using tablet personal computer (ipad apps) - A Proposed Framework. International Journal of Scientific knowledge, 5 (6). pp. 20-28. ISSN 2305-1493

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Abstract

This paper explores the integration of Tablet personal computer (TPC) such as Apple iPad in university classroom, since the use of recent technology among the student community is rapidly increasing. The use of technology also supports the multiple learning practices and engages the students effectively through the use of applications. The information technology has provided educators and learners an innovative learning environment to generate exciting new paths in the learning process by using the iPad apps. This style of learning integrates traditional classroom methods to transform into blended learning methods by engaging the students with online activities. TPC’s changed the practices of learning concept by developing, analysing, publishing knowledge content by providing user flexible applications. Benefits of TPC in educational settings show the access to engage students fully and it extends their learning beyond the school. Many studies are conducted in the areas of instructive teaching practices but no such studies have been conducted on Tablet PC’s apps as a tool for enhancing student-centred learning .The focus of this paper is to know the ways to enhance the iPad apps as a one of teaching aid for the food and beverage service praxis among the learners. The study formulates a conceptual frame work with the blended learning applications. The theory of experiential learning has been used to explain how the transformation in teaching with iPad apps can create a responsible learning environment and enhancing interaction and collaboration among the students at university level.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: TPC, iPad apps, Theory of experiential learning, Food and beverage service praxis
Subjects: Hotel Management > WGSHA Manipal
Depositing User: WGSHA EPrints Administrator
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2015 04:18
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2015 04:18
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/141504

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