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ERIC Number: EJ1004622
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1042-9670
Career Progress in Online and Blended Learning Environments
DeRosier, Melissa; Kameny, Rebecca; Holler, Wendy; Davis, Naomi Ornstein; Maschauer, Emily
Academic Psychiatry, v37 n2 p98-103 Mar 2013
Objective: The authors examined the career achievement of early- and mid-career researchers in social, behavioral, and mental health who participated in a career-development conference. Method: Trainees participated in a career-development conference either through attending a live conference supplemented with an online version of the conference (Combined: N=46) or through the online version of the conference alone (Web-Only: N=60). An objective measure tracked the trainees' publications, involvement in research projects, honors and grant awards, collaborations, and scientific presentations before and 9 months after participation in the career-development conference. Results: Statistical analysis showed that trainees improved for each category measured, with no significant differences across the Combined and Web-Only groups. The strongest variable affecting improvement was Time, and the most significant time effect was seen in the production of presentations and publications. A significant Gender difference was present, with women showing greater total career progress than men. Conclusion: Career-development conferences can support career growth for trainees. Online training provides a cost-effective and time-efficient alternative to in-person methods, while still enhancing key markers of career progress. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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