College for Professional Studies
Master of Education
School of Education and Counseling
Thesis - Open Access
Number of Pages
Physicians in the U.S. often turn to medical specialty societies as a primary source of the continuing education credits they need to maintain licensure and certification. In recent years, these requirements have been increased. Many physicians prefer live educational activities, but the cost of producing these events is prohibitive given the reduction in funding available to many societies. In this project, the author addressed this problem by developing a handbook for use by medical society members serving as volunteer faculty for continuing medical education (CME) activities. This handbook outlines a number of online tools, making use of the interactive qualities of web 2.0 technologies that require minimal cost and have been demonstrated to support adult learning. By using these tools, activity planners can create online CME activities that are cost-effective and provide the interaction desired by participants in live events.
Date of Award
© Steven Folstein
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Folstein, Steven M., "The Use of Web 2.0 Technologies to Support Continuing Medical Education" (2010). Student Publications. 4.