The reach, adoption, and effectiveness of online training for healthcare professionals

Webb, Justin, Stockwell, J. and Chavez-Ugalde, Y. (2017) The reach, adoption, and effectiveness of online training for healthcare professionals. Public Health, 153. pp. 107-110. ISSN 0033-3506

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Traditionally, the continued professional development of healthcare professionals has been completed through classroom-based educational courses, workshops, and conferences. These can prove costly and time intensive. Online learning is becoming increasingly common, is easy to access, and can save learners' time which is important in a healthcare system where job demands are high and study leave is limited. Well-designed internet-based learning has been shown to be as effective as traditional classroom-based learning in the skill and knowledge development of healthcare professionals, however the reach, adoption, and effectiveness of such training is largely underreported in the literature.

This short communication reports on evaluation data from delivery of a 60-min online training session to healthcare professionals, between January and November 2016.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: healthcare professionals; professional development; online training
Subjects: 100 Philosophy & psychology > 150 Psychology
300 Social sciences > 360 Social problems & services; associations
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
Department: School of Social Professions
Depositing User: Justin Webb
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2018 09:35
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2018 09:35

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