Recorded interactive seminars in orthodontic distance education
Kenneth T. Miller, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill . Awarded
Increasing internet speeds at a time of orthodontic faculty shortages has made distance learning a viable supplement to orthodontic education. Previous investigation with orthodontic residents has shown viewing a recording of a small group seminar and having short follow-up discussion is almost as effective and acceptable as participating live and interactive from a distance, requiring less equipment, reducing necessary Internet speeds, and adding flexibility for residents and faculty. Internet based libraries of recordings may also offer private practitioners an alternative to traditional continuing education.
We investigated the effectiveness and acceptability of using interactive seminar recordings and follow-up discussion in orthodontic education with both residents and private practitioners. In a series of three papers, we conclude that this type of learning experience is well accepted by both residents and private practitioners. Also, recordings and follow-up discussion appears as effective as being live and interactive, both locally and from a distance.
Miller, K.T. Recorded interactive seminars in orthodontic distance education. Master's thesis, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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