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ERIC Number: EJ1087287
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-0318-9090
Survey of Distance Learning Provision in Continuing Health Professional Education in Canada
Curran, Vernon; Kirby, Fran; Fleet, Lisa
Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education, v29 n2 p51-72 Fall 2003
In Canada, the trend is towards greater use of distance learning technologies in the provision of continuing professional education in the health professions. Lack of access to professional development is a common deterrent to practice in rural and remote areas. Distance learning technologies have an important role to play in addressing the professional isolation challenges experienced by rural and remote health care providers. This article examines the state of distance learning provision among Canadian providers of continuing health professional education. The survey population included academic institutions, national/ provincial health professional associations and non-profit health advocacy organizations, the pharmaceutical industry, and hospital/ health care authority organizations. The results provide a greater understanding of the state of distance learning provision among providers of continuing health professional education in Canada and suggest a number of means to foster distance learning opportunities for rural health care providers.
Canadian Association for University Continuing Education. c/o CAUCE Secretariat at Centre for Continuing and Distance Education, 475 Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK S7N 1M3, Canada. Tel: 306-966-5582; Fax: 306-966-5590; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada