Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician


Volume 40, Issue 12, December 2011

An online course in clinical education Experiences of Australian clinicians

Susan M Wearne Jennene Greenhill Carolyn Berryman Linda Sweet Lori Tietz
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We aimed to understand clinicians’ experience of online training in the area of clinical education.
Clinicians in this study found learning online convenient but there was a trade off between this convenience and developing an authentic online community of learners. Optional intensives were important for developing relationships with staff and other students. Clinicians faced significant time pressures when adding study to their busy workloads and lives. Protected study time, assistance with course fees, information technology support, facilitated discussion and a flexible approach to assignment submission dates were cited as useful.
Clinicians can develop as educators online if given appropriate time and support.

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