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ERIC Number: EJ814046
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1436-4522
Distance Education Techniques to Assist Skills of Tourist Guides
Sahin, Yasar Guneri; Balta, Sabah
Educational Technology & Society, v10 n2 p213-224 2007
This study is a presentation of the usage of distance education technologies in a bid to support face to face education of tourist guide candidates during the training tour. The laws require tourist guide candidates to successfully complete their internship tour and get a certificate. Since the time in this internship period is limited and there are restricting factors such as transportation, accommodation; many of the tourism places couldn't be included in this internship period. Besides, the lack of experienced and competent guides in the visited places is also another negative factor reducing the quality and efficiency of the training. Technological support of the training of tourist guide candidates would effectively reduce the negativities of traditional education methods. Thus, benefiting from computer technologies and audiovisual systems during the internship of tourist guide candidates would result in an increase in the effectiveness and usefulness of the training tour and would make it possible to visit more places in a shorter period. This study is a presentation on how distance education method could be implemented and an attempt to show the benefits could be obtained from implementation of these methods along with the possible problems that are predicted to arise. (Contains 3 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey