Objective We aimed to understand clinicians’ experience of online training in the area of clinical education.
Results 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.
Conclusion Clinicians can develop as educators online if given appropriate time and support.
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