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

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2009
Pages945-954
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event26th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education - "Same places, different spaces", ASCILITE 2009 - Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 6 Dec 20099 Dec 2009

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Conference26th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education - "Same places, different spaces", ASCILITE 2009
CountryNew Zealand
CityAuckland
Period6/12/099/12/09

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Shanahan, M. (2009). Using e-resources and tools to update professional knowledge in the workplace. In Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2009 (pp. 945-954)
Shanahan, Madeleine. / Using e-resources and tools to update professional knowledge in the workplace. Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2009. 2009. pp. 945-954
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Shanahan, M 2009, Using e-resources and tools to update professional knowledge in the workplace. in Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2009. pp. 945-954, 26th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education - "Same places, different spaces", ASCILITE 2009, Auckland, New Zealand, 6/12/09.

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