ERIC Number: ED185310
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Initiation of Student-Paced Learning Modules in Graduate Training Programs in Health Administration/Planning. The Comprehensive Final Report, October 1, 1978 through December 31, 1979.
Alabama Univ., Birmingham. School of Community and Allied Health.
A project investigated the use of self-paced modules to increase the sophistication of financial management, health economics, and quantitative methods as taught in graduate programs in health services administration. The first major activity of the project was a national workshop devoted to (1) developing and sharing modules; (2) using modern word processing technology to develop, maintain, and share modules; and (3) using the modules in the self-paced mode of instruction. Additional activities of the project included counseling sessions at some of the participating universities and working with modern word processing equipment. The major conclusions drawn in the project were that these teachers agreed with the potential usefulness of a large number of such modules and agreed that through collaboration they could develop, exchange, and produce the modules, but that there was not an existing, natural mechanism to cause them to collaborate. A major recommendation of the project was that a national center be established to stimulate and coordinate the development, maintenance, distribution, and use of the modules. (Author/LRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Alabama Univ., Birmingham. School of Community and Allied Health.