Hospitality and Tourism MOOCs

As part of IFITT’s mission to “share knowledge, experience, and a true passion for ICT in travel and tourism,” this page shares information on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in Hospitality, Travel and Tourism.

Learners of all ages and backgrounds can use these free courses to learn about hospitality, travel and tourism. The courses have no fees, no pre-requisites nor requirements to complete the course. Learn as much or as little as you like. Lecturers can incorporate the content into existing classes, students can use the content to complement existing classes and industry can use the content to up-skill themselves and their employees.

 

Basic Tourism and Hospitality and MOOCs

Provider

Course

 Platform Provider

Latest Offer

Hours

Weeks/Modules

Language

ALISON

Tourism-Marketing and Promotion

Alison

2015

1-2

Self-paced/3 modules 3

ENG

ALISON

English for Tourism- Restaurant Service

Alison

2015

2-3

Self-paced/2 modules

ENG

ALISON

English for Tourism-Tourist Information and Guided Tours

Alison

2015

1-2

Self-paced/2 modules

ENG

ALISON

Introduction to the Development of the Tourism Industry

Alison

2015

2-3

Self-paced/ 3 modules

ENG

ALISON

Tourism-Introduction to Retail Travel Sales

Alison

2015

1-2

Self-paced/ 2 modules

ENG

ALISON

Tourism-Introduction to Travel Patterns & Destinations

Alison

2015

1-2

Self-paced/3 modules

ENG

ALISON

Tourism Industry Sectors and Career Development

Alison

2015

1-2

Self-paced/3 modules

ENG

ALISON

Diploma in International Tourism English Language

Alison

2015

10-15

Self-paced/16 modules

ENG

ALISON

Introduction to Hospitality Management Studies

Alison

2015

2-3

Self-paced/4 modules

ENG

ITB Berlin*

ITB Berlin

 10/2015

Self-paced

ENG

Taylor’s University Wonderful Styles of Food & Beverage around the World

Open Learning

05/14

5

ENG

 

 

Intermediate to Advanced Tourism and Hospitality and MOOCs

Provider

Course

Platform Provider

Latest Offer

Hours

Weeks/Modules

Language

ALISON

Diploma in Customer Service

Alison

2015

6-10

Self-paced/9 modules

ENG

Cornell University

Introduction to Global Hospitality Management

edX

02/2015

18

Weeks/Modules

ENG

Ecole de Management Grenoble*

The Geopolitics of Hospitality

edX

04/2016

4 weekly

4 weeks

ENG

Escuela de Organización  Industrial y juntament de Benissa*

Innovación en Turismo Cultural

Coursera

2014

Weeks/Modules

SPA

ESSEC Business School*

The Fundamentals of Hotel Distribution

Coursera

09/2015

2-4  weekly

Weeks/Modules

ENG

ESSEC Business School*

The Fundamentals of Revenue Management

Coursera

11/2015

Weeks/Modules

ENG

ESSEC Business School*

Breaking Down Today’s Commercial Silos

Coursera

11/2015

Weeks/Modules

ENG

ESSEC Business School*

“Hotel De’l’etoile”- a Hotel in Crisis?

Coursera

12/2015

Weeks/Modules

ENG

Floofl

Floofl

 03/2015

Self-paced

ENG/DE

Università Bocconi*

Food & Beverage Management

Coursera

07/2015

3-6 weekly

Weeks/Modules

ENG

Hong Kong Polytechnic University*

Hospitality and Tourism in China: A Global Perspective

edX

07/2016

2-3  weekly

 6 weeks

ENG

Harvard

Science and Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to the Science of Soft Matter

edX

06/2015

3-6  weekly

Weeks/Modules

ENG

Taylor’s University

Introduction to Wines 101

Open Learning

09/2014

Weeks/Modules

ENG

The New School

Writing American Food

Canvas Network

05/2015

Weeks/Modules

ENG

The New School

Innovators of American Cuisine

Canvas Network

05/2014

Self-paced/3 modules 3

ENG

University of Adelaide*

World of Wine: From Grape to Glass

edX

06/2015

15

Self-paced/2 modules

ENG

Université de Bourgogne

Open Wine University

EMMA

11/2015

2  weekly

5 weeks

ENG, FR

Università della Svizzera italiana

eTourism: Communication Perspectives

iVersity

10/2016

Self-paced

Self-paced/ 8 modules

ENG, CHI, ITA, SPA

Università Telematica Intemazionale

Statistics and Economic Statistics of Tourism

OpenupEd

2015

25

Self-paced/ 2 modules

IT

Universitat de Girona

Cambios en el Turismo Contemporaneo

Miriada X

03/2014

21

Self-paced/3 modules

SPA

Université de Jendouba and l’Université Toulouse – Jean Jaurès L’écotourisme: Imaginons-le Ensemble

FUN

06/2015

3-4 weekly

Self-paced/3 modules

FR

University of Central Florida

Tourism Industry Analysis

Canvas Network

04/2015

Self-paced/16 modules

ENG

* While MOOCs offer free recognition, be it a Statement of Accomplishment, Certificate of Achievement or something else, these courses do not offer such certificate. They should be more properly called MOCs: Massive Online Courses (MOC).

 

Sustainability MOOCs

Provider

Course

Debut

Latest Offer

Weeks

Language

Columbia University

The Age of Sustainable Development 

2014

 09/14-12/14

14

 ENG
Illinois University  Introduction to Sustainability

2015

01/15-03/15

8

ENG

University of Bath  Make An Impact: Sustainability for Professionals

2014

 03/14-05/14

 6

SPA

University of Nottingham

 Sustainability, Society and You

2014

 01/14-03/14

8

ENG

 

If you have any feedback, please, contact IFITT Board member, Professor Jamie Murphy at jamie.perth@gmail.com

For more information on MOOCs you can also watch the fifth IFITT hangout on air, which happened on April 14, 2015 with Jamie Murphy (Australian School of Management) and J. Bruce Tracey (Cornell University). The hangout was dedicated to the discussion of how MOOCs will revolutionize tourism and hospitality education and impact our research. The discussion was moderated by Nadzeya Kalbaska (Universita’ della Svizzera italiana).