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Communicating the same message with different media: an example from hearing loss prevention.

Authors
Randolph-RF; Kohler-JL; Byrne-DC
Source
NIOSH 2002 Sep; :45-54
NIOSHTIC No.
20022101
Abstract
Multiple versions of an educational message can reach a diverse population more effectively than a single version. For instance, some workers are trained in formal classrooms while others are self-taught. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has developed multiple versions of a hearing loss simulator (an interactive software package, a Web-based module, and an electronic slide show) to show how a single set of information can be readily adapted to different delivery methods. The three versions of the simulator were developed with a minimum of effort and expense compared to a single, less-flexible version. The interactive software is best for training sessions led by a hearing conservation professional, the Web pages are best suited for an individual worker, and the slide show is best for a small, more-generalized, training class. This paper will describe additional advantages and disadvantages of different delivery systems and will show what considerations are helpful in designing content that can be readily adapted to alternate presentations.
Keywords
Mine-workers; Miners; Mining-industry; Training; Age-groups; Age-factors; Underground-miners; Underground-mining; Coal-miners; Coal-mining; Coal-workers; Mining-equipment; Occupational-safety-programs
Publication Date
20020901
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Editors
Peters-RH
Fiscal Year
2002
NIOSH Division
PRL
Priority Area
Other Occupational Concerns
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
PA
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