Engaging Long-Term Care Personnel in the Use of Web-Based Learning

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147894
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Engaging Long-Term Care Personnel in the Use of Web-Based Learning
Abstract:
Engaging Long-Term Care Personnel in the Use of Web-Based Learning
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Conrad, Martha A., RN, MSN, CNS, C
P.I. Institution Name:The University of Akron
Title:Coordinator, Learning Resources Center
Co-Authors:Victoria Schirm, PhD, RN
Purpose: This presentation describes a collaborative effort to provide training to nursing personnel in geriatric long-term care (LTC) settings using an online web-based curriculum. The specific presentation is part of a larger project funded by a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services that was designed to deliver a systematic program of education to LTC personnel through use of an asynchronous learning environment. The project described here focused on strategies that were developed to support online learning for LTC personnel at one nursing facility. The presentation highlights strategies that support collaboration among diverse entities, techniques to engage nursing personnel in online learning, and outcomes for LTC personnel who participated in online learning. Background: The need for this project was based on national reports that have shown repeatedly the deficits that exist in the workforce prepared to care for the nation's elderly population. Use of online technology has the potential to enhance LTC personnel's knowledge about evidence based practice. Results: Data are presented from quantitative and qualitative accounts related to overall project processes and outcomes. Findings are presented related to the collaborative efforts between academic units and the LTC setting. Highlighted are the benefits related to collaboration for education, training, and outreach. Reports from participants are given and point to the pedagogical practices that support and hinder online learning. These findings provide information for model development of self directed learning techniques in LTC. Analyses of the online learners' evaluative data are given, suggesting that this method of learning is highly valued. Implications for development of online learning in other LTC facilities are presented. Recommendations to develop and improve access to online learning in LTC are discussed.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEngaging Long-Term Care Personnel in the Use of Web-Based Learningen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147894-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Engaging Long-Term Care Personnel in the Use of Web-Based Learning</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Conrad, Martha A., RN, MSN, CNS, C</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The University of Akron</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Coordinator, Learning Resources Center</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mconrad@uakron.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Victoria Schirm, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: This presentation describes a collaborative effort to provide training to nursing personnel in geriatric long-term care (LTC) settings using an online web-based curriculum. The specific presentation is part of a larger project funded by a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services that was designed to deliver a systematic program of education to LTC personnel through use of an asynchronous learning environment. The project described here focused on strategies that were developed to support online learning for LTC personnel at one nursing facility. The presentation highlights strategies that support collaboration among diverse entities, techniques to engage nursing personnel in online learning, and outcomes for LTC personnel who participated in online learning. Background: The need for this project was based on national reports that have shown repeatedly the deficits that exist in the workforce prepared to care for the nation's elderly population. Use of online technology has the potential to enhance LTC personnel's knowledge about evidence based practice. Results: Data are presented from quantitative and qualitative accounts related to overall project processes and outcomes. Findings are presented related to the collaborative efforts between academic units and the LTC setting. Highlighted are the benefits related to collaboration for education, training, and outreach. Reports from participants are given and point to the pedagogical practices that support and hinder online learning. These findings provide information for model development of self directed learning techniques in LTC. Analyses of the online learners' evaluative data are given, suggesting that this method of learning is highly valued. Implications for development of online learning in other LTC facilities are presented. Recommendations to develop and improve access to online learning in LTC are discussed.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:37:45Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:37:45Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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