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Development and deployment of a model for e-learning in safety and health education.

Authors
Heidotting-T; Hodges-M; Tillett-S
Source
Proceedings of the Society for Applied Learning Technology's Washington Interactive Technologies Conference, August 24-26, 2005, Arlington, VA. Warrenton, VA: Society for Applied Learning Technology, 2005 Aug; :1-12
NIOSHTIC No.
20029055
Abstract
In response to initiatives aimed at furthering the distance learning capabilities of OSHA Training Institute Education Centers (OTI's), a web-based OTI 2264 Permit-Required Confined Space Entry course was developed and evaluated. This prototype distance learning course would serve as a model for the development of future distance learning courses. While the availability of a web-based version of this course enabled learners to work at their own pace, repeatedly review materials, and access materials in a variety of formats, noted limitations are inherent to distance learning courses, such as the absence of hands-on learning experiences. Findings from this study need to be taken into account when designing occupational safety and health distance learning courses, where course content may be more or less well suited to instruction using a distance learning approach. Some courses may be best suited for a "blended" approach that combines both distance learning and classroom components.
Keywords
Training; Education; Confined-spaces; Computers
Publication Date
20050824
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Funding Amount
6544463
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement; Construction
Fiscal Year
2005
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-317202
NIOSH Division
EID
Priority Area
Construction
Source Name
Proceedings of the Society for Applied Learning Technology's Washington Interactive Technologies Conference, August 24-26, 2005, Arlington, VA
State
MD; OH; GA; VA
Performing Organization
The Center to Protect Workers' Rights
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