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Warriors with Invisible Wounds: Moving Toward Informal eLearning for Their Caregivers
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, , Northcentral University, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-45-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

There is a growing need in America to support the 5.5 million military caregivers who provide care to a service member or veteran who has been injured due to military service. Many of these service members or veterans have invisible injuries that include post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, depression, and/or polytraumatic-related conditions. The problem addressed in the study on which this presentation is based is the lack of education and training available to the military caregiver population. The presentation will review the ten major themes and two sub-themes that emerged from the study, including a) educational content and training materials useful for an eLearning course designed for the population of military caregivers, b) ways that military caregivers can build a strong support network, and, c) how to build knowledge among the caregivers to handle episodes of service-related cognitive and mental injuries. The embodiment of social, collaborative learning within an eLearning course for military caregivers is imperative for such a course to be effective, and the presentation will review the ways military caregivers preferred to communicate and collaborate collectively in an eLearning environment. Visual design and module topics will also be discussed.

Citation

Goodson, P. & Hall, B. (2019). Warriors with Invisible Wounds: Moving Toward Informal eLearning for Their Caregivers. In S. Carliner (Ed.), Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1122-1125). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 5, 2019 from .

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