First Advisor

Upton, Gary


Upton, Gary


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

Master of Education


School of Education and Counseling

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access



Number of Pages

61 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

Spring 2010

Location (Creation)

Colorado (state); Denver (county); Denver (inhabited place)

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