Piloting for teachers at TUSDU
On 8 July 2015, I prepared piloting the project KeySkills4EUHotelStaff at TUSDU. I mainly focused on the FrontDesk programs and the mobile apps as the presentation was for teachers, for people who will use it in the teaching activities. Therefore, I showed them how the FrontDesk programs work and how to use them on the computer. I presented the smartphone app with the help of David’s PowerPoint presentation but also on my smartphone. All participants-teachers of the presentation had been sent the apps and FrontDesk programs to install them on their computers and mobile devices so that they could start using them.
The evaluation sheet asked for general information and more specific information regarding the presentation. 36 participants of the presentation filled in the evaluation sheet. All of them gained useful information on the project. Fifteen found the presentation of the project very useful, whereas 20 thought it was useful and 1 quite useful.
Regarding the smartphone app all of them answered they gained useful information. Twenty-three of them use Android OS, six of them IoS, two of them Windows and five of them Others OS. If the apps were available on their device seven of them would use it very likely and 14 of them likely, nine of them quite likely and five of them not very likely.
Regarding the usefulness of the apps for their companies, nine answered that the apps would be very useful, 12 answered useful and 15 quite useful. 12 of them would very likely recommend the apps to others, 15 of them likely and 8 of them quite likely. 28 of them answered the question about knowing any hospitality-based multilingual apps that this was the only one, three said not many and five said very few.
Regarding the FrontDesk programs all of them answered they gained useful information. 32 of them use Windows OS, 4 uses Apple and two of them use other OS as well.
If the FrontDesk programs were available on their computers, 12 of them would use it very likely, nine of them likely, 10 of them quite likely, 4 not very likely and 1 not at all likely.
Regarding the usefulness of the FrontDesk programs for their companies, 10 answered that they would be very useful, 16 answered useful and ten quite useful. 12 of them would very likely recommend the FrontDesk programs to others, 15 of them likely and nine of them quite likely. 27 of them answered they did not know any hospitality-based multilingual software programs, 8 answered they knew a few and one said many.
All teachers were advised to feel free to contact project coordinator if they have any further questions regarding the apps.
Hilarija Lozančić Benić
Project team member of TUSDU, Croatia