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ERIC Number: ED563560
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 114
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3035-5679-1
An Evaluation of Authentic Learning in an Electronic Medical Records System
Stuart, Sandra L.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Walden University
This study examined participants' perceptions of the effectiveness of a new job-training program designed to enhance the authentic learning in adult learners using an electronic medical records system at a naval health clinic. This job-training program lacked data about participants' perceptions of this learning process by which to gauge its overall effectiveness for the clinic and its personnel. The rationale for selecting the problem is the need to provide knowledge of this system and training for employees to fulfill their duties. The theoretical framework for the study was based on Dennis and O'Hair's model for authentic learning. Two guiding research questions focused on the participants' perceptions of the usefulness of the program and whether or not age and/or gender played any role in these perceptions. The research design was a qualitative evaluation using a 2-part survey delivered to 30 of the course participants. The data were analyzed by identifying themes and/or patterns within the data. A key finding was that the training program was effective based upon the participant's perceptions. age and gender did not play a role in these findings. Recommendations include evaluating future courses to ensure continued program effectiveness. Implications include initiating a Navy-wide change in the manner of educating personnel to use this training program to help other naval medical facilities wishing to adopt this type of training. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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