Abstract—Despite its significant damage to the hospitality
and tourism industry, the pandemic of COVID-19 indeed has
reinforced the needs for not only the hospitality and tourism
education, but also the whole educational system of Vietnam, to
make use of technological innovations in education, among
which synchronous conferencing tools are currently utilized for
changing their mode from physical classroom to online learning.
This study adopts the constructivist approaches to propose a
training course designed to enhance the skills needed for
teaching with synchronous conferencing technology for
teachers in Vietnam's hospitality and tourism institutions. We
based on the current literature to identify the necessary skills to
implement classes via synchronous conferencing environments.
We also selected and designed learning activities to translate
constructivist teaching theory into online pedagogies. Although
it needs to be evaluated in further studies, this course design is
expected to contribute to the growing literature on methods to
improve instructors’ readiness to teach in virtual classrooms.
Index Terms—Constructivist approach, teacher training, web-based synchronous conferencing.
The authors are with the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Nomi, Ishikawa, 923-1292, Japan (e-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Thanh-Thao Luong and Eunyoung Kim, "Teachers’ Training Course Using Synchronous Conferencing Tools for Hospitality and Tourism Education in Vietnam: A Constructivist Approach," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 11, no. 5, pp. 229-234, 2021.Copyright © 2021 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).