CMC (Computer-Mediated Communication) offers a new way of thinking about networking, collaboration and the definition of interdisciplinary health care teams in rural areas.
As part of a federally funded project, an innovative two-semester graduate course is currently underway in rural Maine.
By integrating problem-based learning, real case scenarios, and student projects with the'electronic classroom'future allied health professionals acquire critical thinking and life-long, self-directed learning skills imperative to meet the ever-changing environment of health care delivery in rural areas.
Through purposeful use of enhanced communication technology and informatics, health care professions students participate in a community of inquiry (peer learning community) reducing rural provider isolation and increasing retention.
In this way the structured use of new communication mediums carries its own message about the meaning of interdisciplinary-to help change the way health professionals think about their own roles and to build a teamwork attitude for the future.
Mots-clés Pascal : Formation professionnelle, Communication, Enseignement assisté ordinateur, En ligne, Informatique, Télématique, Télécommunication, Multidisciplinaire, Travail équipe, Maine, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Personnel sanitaire, Milieu rural
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational training, Communication, Computer assisted teaching, On line, Computer science, Telematics, Telecommunication, Multidisciplinary, Team work, Maine, United States, North America, America, Human, Health staff, Rural environment
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0408865
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 10/04/1997.