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Developing a CD-Rom as a teaching and learning tool in food and beverage management

Baum, T.G. and Gillespie, C.H. (2001) Developing a CD-Rom as a teaching and learning tool in food and beverage management. Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism, 2 (1). pp. 41-62. ISSN 1531-3220

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Food and Beverage Management is the traditional core of hospitality education but, in its laboratory manifestation, has come under increasing pressure in recent years. It is an area that, arguably, presents the greatest challenges in adaptation to contemporary learning technologies but, at the same time, stands to benefit most from the potential of the Web. This paper addresses the design and development of a CD-ROM learning resource for food and beverage. It is a learning resource which is designed to integrate with rather than to replace existing conventional classroom and laboratory learning methods and, thus, compensate for the decline in the resource base faced in food and beverage education in recent years. The paper includes illustrative material drawn from the CD-ROM which demonstrates its use in teaching and learning.