Using e-resources and tools to update professional knowledge in the workplace

Shanahan, M 2009, 'Using e-resources and tools to update professional knowledge in the workplace', in Atkinson, R. J. & McBeath, C. (ed.) Same places, different spaces. Proceedings Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ascilite) Auckland 2009, Auckland, New Zealand, 6-9 Dec 2009, pp. 945-954.


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Title Using e-resources and tools to update professional knowledge in the workplace
Author(s) Shanahan, M
Year 2009
Conference name In Same places, different spaces. Ascilite Auckland 2009
Conference location Auckland, New Zealand
Conference dates 6-9 Dec 2009
Proceedings title Same places, different spaces. Proceedings Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ascilite) Auckland 2009
Editor(s) Atkinson, R. J. & McBeath, C.
Publisher University of Auckland
Place of publication Auckland, New Zealand
Start page 945
End page 954
Total pages 10
Abstract Continued learning is vital for health practitioners to ensure they stay up-to-date with current developments in their field. This study examined a range of electronic information resources and tools that health practitioners use to update their professional knowledge and explored workplace access to these learning resources and tools. Survey method was used for data collection. A 4-page survey was sent to a random sample of 1067 Australian Medical Imaging Workers (MIWs) with 320 useable surveys returned. This study showed that ease of access to information resources is positively associated with increased frequency of use. This study also identified that there is widespread variation in access to electronic information resources and communication tools within the workplace. Issues reducing accessibility of electronic information resources and communication within workplaces must be addressed so that health practitioners can avail themselves of resources and tools that support them in updating their professional knowledge.
Subjects Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) health and medical databases
internet
online journals
professional learning
Copyright notice © 2009 Madeleine Shanahan
ISBN 9781877314810
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