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ERIC Number: ED344556
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Geriatric Live Interactive Teleconferencing.
Parham, Iris A.; Wood, Joan
Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, v8 n3-4 p81-93 1988
This document includes a successful model for implementing educational teleconferencing, the Geriatric Live Interactive Teleconferencing program at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). As a vehicle for continuing professional education, teleconferencing can transmit the latest information to large numbers of health professionals in a variety of settings. Participants are able to engage in interactive dialogue with faculty via live video broadcast and audio hookups. It also details the process and division of responsibilities for running the program and the cooperation of different offices and groups within the University necessary for producing the teleconferences. Also described here are six major functions essential to the program: (1) content development, (2) production, (3) delivery, (4) promotion and marketing, (5) accreditation, and (6) overall coordination. A section on evaluation discusses the value of participant evaluations and the generally positive response given to the VCU program. A final section notes that teleconferencing offers many benefits as a medium in geriatric education for imparting information and provides benefits to sponsoring institutions. Also included are a figure depicting the organizational structure of the VCU geriatic telecommunications program and two brochures about VCU program. Contains 13 references. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators; Policymakers
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.