Online Learning in Public Health Education
Stamatikos, Alexis, Ratnapradipa, Dhitinut, Techniques
With the advancement of technology over the years, there has been a vast expansion in the use of distance learning for employment training purposes. One of the main benefits of online versus traditional training is that it gives instructors the opportunity to teach pupils who, because of traveling distance and transport limitations or other access challenges, would be unable to participate if the content weren't offered via the Internet. Another advantage most are unaware of is the effectiveness of online education. The latest data from a meta-analysis concluded that online education seems just as efficient as traditional education, and further suggested that students in online learning environments have a greater opportunity to expand their knowledge than other students taught in more traditional methods (1).
Online learning is becoming an invaluable tool for many instructors in the held of public health. Unfortunately, there are many problems that may arise from public health training because of the overall complexity and nature of public health in the United Slates. Every state for example, has diverse laws concerning public health--some of which may be obsolete and insufficient in certain circumstances (2). Furthermore, the issues pertaining to public health are profuse and vary significantly.
The goals of this article are to offer some strategic planning for online …
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Publication information: Article title: Online Learning in Public Health Education. Contributors: Stamatikos, Alexis - Author, Ratnapradipa, Dhitinut - Author. Magazine title: Techniques. Volume: 86. Issue: 2 Publication date: February 2011. Page number: 48+. © 2007 Association for Career and Technical Education. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.
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