Workplace culture and accessibility of the Internet for professional learning

Shanahan, M, Herrington, A and Herrington, J 2009, 'Workplace culture and accessibility of the Internet for professional learning', in George Siemens and Catherine Fulford (ed.) Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (ED-MEDIA) 2009, Honolulu, Hawaii, 22-26 June, 2009, pp. 4423-4432.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Workplace culture and accessibility of the Internet for professional learning
Author(s) Shanahan, M
Herrington, A
Herrington, J
Year 2009
Conference name ED-MEDIA 2009
Conference location Honolulu, Hawaii
Conference dates 22-26 June, 2009
Proceedings title Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (ED-MEDIA) 2009
Editor(s) George Siemens and Catherine Fulford
Publisher AACE
Place of publication Chesapeake, VA, USA
Start page 4423
End page 4432
Total pages 10
Abstract The World Wide Web is an important information source for professionals providing immediate access to the most current information and recent research. This study examined accessibility to the Internet within healthcare workplaces by utilising two measures, namely computers with Internet access within the workplace, and practitioners' reported ease of access to the Internet within their workplace. This study showed there is widespread variation in both computers with Internet access within workplaces and also practitioners' perception of their ease of access to the Internet within the workplace. This study also identified that limiting Internet access to computers in offices reduced ease of access to the Internet for the majority of practitioners, and in particular the recent graduate. Issues reducing accessibility of the Internet within workplaces must be addressed so that health practitioners can avail themselves of Internet-based resources that support them in updating their professional knowledge.
Subjects Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
Copyright notice © Copyright 2005 - 2010 Ed/ITLib Digital Library, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
ISBN 1880094738
Versions
Version Filter Type
Access Statistics: 157 Abstract Views  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Fri, 30 Sep 2011, 07:57:00 EST by Catalyst Administrator
© 2014 RMIT Research Repository • Powered by Fez SoftwareContact us