Technology-enhanced learning/distance education

Market survey of occupational health and safety professionals

V. Carlson, Debra K Olson

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

A market survey of occupational health and safety professionals was performed to assess their interest in course work offered through distance education, using technology-enhanced learning methods such as the Internet or CD-ROM. A random sample of 800 active and student members of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, and the American Society of Safety Engineers from the eight-state Midwest region were queried through a mail survey. Respondents expressed a high likeliness (87.4%) to participate in distance education opportunities for the purposes of continuing education and academic degree. The areas of study interest selected most often were occupational health (73%), injury prevention and control (60%), and industrial hygiene (53%). More than three-quarters of respondents (79%) said that an on-campus component was not important to their learning experience. The majority of respondents (68%) indicated that they were reimbursed for the cost of education with significant differences identified by association. Occupational health and safety professionals are interested in distance education using technology-enhanced learning (TEL) methodologies for meeting their educational needs. TEL/distance education, built on a tested educational approach, should be implemented and outcomes shared to increase the body of knowledge regarding these teaching strategies as they pertain to occupational health and safety professionals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)349-355
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Volume62
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

Fingerprint

Distance Education
Occupational Health
Learning
Technology
CD-ROM
Surveys and Questionnaires
Continuing Education
Postal Service
Internet
Teaching
Students
Safety
Education
Costs and Cost Analysis

Keywords

  • Distance education
  • Education
  • Technology-enhanced learning

Cite this

@article{d4bbd87659024d848ff99ce75005916b,
title = "Technology-enhanced learning/distance education: Market survey of occupational health and safety professionals",
abstract = "A market survey of occupational health and safety professionals was performed to assess their interest in course work offered through distance education, using technology-enhanced learning methods such as the Internet or CD-ROM. A random sample of 800 active and student members of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, and the American Society of Safety Engineers from the eight-state Midwest region were queried through a mail survey. Respondents expressed a high likeliness (87.4{\%}) to participate in distance education opportunities for the purposes of continuing education and academic degree. The areas of study interest selected most often were occupational health (73{\%}), injury prevention and control (60{\%}), and industrial hygiene (53{\%}). More than three-quarters of respondents (79{\%}) said that an on-campus component was not important to their learning experience. The majority of respondents (68{\%}) indicated that they were reimbursed for the cost of education with significant differences identified by association. Occupational health and safety professionals are interested in distance education using technology-enhanced learning (TEL) methodologies for meeting their educational needs. TEL/distance education, built on a tested educational approach, should be implemented and outcomes shared to increase the body of knowledge regarding these teaching strategies as they pertain to occupational health and safety professionals.",
keywords = "Distance education, Education, Technology-enhanced learning",
author = "V. Carlson and Olson, {Debra K}",
year = "2001",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1080/15298660108984637",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "62",
pages = "349--355",
journal = "Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene",
issn = "1545-9624",
publisher = "Taylor and Francis Ltd.",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Technology-enhanced learning/distance education

T2 - Market survey of occupational health and safety professionals

AU - Carlson, V.

AU - Olson, Debra K

PY - 2001/1/1

Y1 - 2001/1/1

N2 - A market survey of occupational health and safety professionals was performed to assess their interest in course work offered through distance education, using technology-enhanced learning methods such as the Internet or CD-ROM. A random sample of 800 active and student members of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, and the American Society of Safety Engineers from the eight-state Midwest region were queried through a mail survey. Respondents expressed a high likeliness (87.4%) to participate in distance education opportunities for the purposes of continuing education and academic degree. The areas of study interest selected most often were occupational health (73%), injury prevention and control (60%), and industrial hygiene (53%). More than three-quarters of respondents (79%) said that an on-campus component was not important to their learning experience. The majority of respondents (68%) indicated that they were reimbursed for the cost of education with significant differences identified by association. Occupational health and safety professionals are interested in distance education using technology-enhanced learning (TEL) methodologies for meeting their educational needs. TEL/distance education, built on a tested educational approach, should be implemented and outcomes shared to increase the body of knowledge regarding these teaching strategies as they pertain to occupational health and safety professionals.

AB - A market survey of occupational health and safety professionals was performed to assess their interest in course work offered through distance education, using technology-enhanced learning methods such as the Internet or CD-ROM. A random sample of 800 active and student members of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, and the American Society of Safety Engineers from the eight-state Midwest region were queried through a mail survey. Respondents expressed a high likeliness (87.4%) to participate in distance education opportunities for the purposes of continuing education and academic degree. The areas of study interest selected most often were occupational health (73%), injury prevention and control (60%), and industrial hygiene (53%). More than three-quarters of respondents (79%) said that an on-campus component was not important to their learning experience. The majority of respondents (68%) indicated that they were reimbursed for the cost of education with significant differences identified by association. Occupational health and safety professionals are interested in distance education using technology-enhanced learning (TEL) methodologies for meeting their educational needs. TEL/distance education, built on a tested educational approach, should be implemented and outcomes shared to increase the body of knowledge regarding these teaching strategies as they pertain to occupational health and safety professionals.

KW - Distance education

KW - Education

KW - Technology-enhanced learning

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0034979012&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0034979012&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/15298660108984637

DO - 10.1080/15298660108984637

M3 - Article

VL - 62

SP - 349

EP - 355

JO - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene

JF - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene

SN - 1545-9624

IS - 3

ER -