Using Tele-Rehabilitation to Increase Access to Continuing Professional DevelopmentBy Liu, Lili; Cook, Albert M.; Varnhagen, Stanley; Miyazaki, Masako; RESNA 2001: Annual Conference Proceedings, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 166-168
Publication Date: June 2001
Paper presents the preliminary results of a study that examines learner satisfaction with the use of videoconferencing/enforceability technologies to enhance continuing education delivered to rehabilitation practitioners through distance learning. Ten sites participated in the study, nine from rural or urban Alberta, Canada, and one from Iqaluit, Nunavut. All sites used videoconferencing or telehealth equipment, and displayed the image onto a large screen in an auditorium. Learner satisfaction was evaluated using a 17-item questionnaire that participants completed on site after each case presentation seminar. Fourteen of the items evaluated the presenter, administration of the seminar, facility, technology, and application of knowledge. The participants rated these items on a Likert scale of one to five, one indicating strongly disagree, two meaning disagree, three being neutral, four indicating agree, and five meaning strongly agree. The last three items were open-ended questions that asked the participants how they would apply the knowledge gained to their practice, suggestions for future topics or speakers, and how they found out about the seminar. The questionnaires yielded a positive response, with the mean scores ranging from 4 to over 4.5.
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number O14183