Research at Leeds Beckett
About Steve Jones
Steve Jones is Principal Lecturer within the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management. He teaches on Travel and Tourism courses and has interests in Teaching and Learning. Steve is a university Teacher Fellow.
His expertise and research stems from consultancy work and also from his teaching and learning responsibilities. His consultancy work expertise and the research associated with this involve both the internet and very large-scale complex on-line surveys to tight deadlines, deployed simultaneously to different countries in different languages. He also has experience working with web-based travel agents to improve booking processes.
Steve teaches on modules within the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management that have a management or technological focus such as: Tourism Marketing Practice, International Tourism Operations and Tourism Consultancy Ventures. He also runs a number of staff development courses and workshops covering technology enhanced learning, online distance learning, and general assessment learning and teaching.
Examples of recent research include looking into pro-sustainability drivers in European national parks and of late, Chile, Brazil and Argentina has led to papers that highlight the key motivations for enterprises to engage with these drivers. Steve’s contribution with other colleagues to project work for Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has been in the design, deployment and analysis of large-scale international surveys looking into diverse areas such as CSR, the future of meetings and a UK economic impacts study. This has allowed MPI to promote this research to a world-wide audience.
Steve’s learning and teaching research is centred on the areas of assessment learning and teaching. In particular, he has a strong interest in computer-assisted assessment and technology enhanced learning in general.