Skills Development for the Post-Pandemic Events Industry: The Learning and Teaching of Virtual Events in Higher Education

(2022) Skills Development for the Post-Pandemic Events Industry: The Learning and Teaching of Virtual Events in Higher Education. In: Sealy, W., Nadda, V., Nolan, E. and Arnott, I. (eds.) Employability and skills development in the sports, events, and hospitality industry. IGI Global, Hershey, New York, pp. 92-114. ISBN 1799877825, 9781799877820

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This chapter explores learning and teaching experiences in virtual event management. In the face of the corona virus pandemic, the event industry has had to adapt and adjust to survive. One of the ways in which this was done was through the production of virtual events. Likewise, universities preparing graduates for work in event management jobs had to quickly adapt to the changes taking place in industry and turn all ‘live event' assessments into virtual event assessments to ensure graduate employability. This case study addresses the essential skills and knowledge required by graduates to work in virtual event management. It provides commentary on best practices in learning and teaching and the experience of a tutor and students making a quick shift from a face-to-face event assessment to a virtual event assessment at a post-1992 university in the UK. The chapter concludes looking at some of the challenges and opportunities associated with teaching virtual event management in an emergency remote teaching scenario.

Publication Type: Book Sections
Additional Information: Copyright © 2022, IGI Global. Copying or distributing in print or electronic forms without written permission of IGI Global is prohibited.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coronavirus, tourism, hospitality, events sector, education, training, virtual, hybrid
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Academic Areas > Business School
Research Entities > Centre for Sustainable Business
Depositing User: Wendy Sealy
Date Deposited: 23 May 2023 16:13
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2024 11:33

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