Utilization of technology in supervised practice programs in dietetics
Charla Susan Hicks Pate, Lamar University - Beaumont, United States
Lamar University - Beaumont . Awarded
This study determined the current level of technology training being provided in dietetic supervised practice programs in the southwestern region of the United States. Questions were asked of program directors to elicit information regarding the level of technology training in supervised practice programs. Results indicated that only two programs (7%) had an educational technology rotation. In addition, directors were surveyed regarding technology exposure outside a specific rotation. Fifty-five percent of directors reported training given on the Internet. Sixty-five percent reported students were trained on e-mail. Finally, directors were surveyed on practical uses of technology during the program. Seventy-six percent of directors communicated with interns by e-mail at least biweekly. Eighty-eight percent of programs required students to give presentations using software. Results of this study revealed that, while program directors felt technology is important, they did not necessarily see a need for an educational technology rotation in their programs.
Pate, C.S.H. Utilization of technology in supervised practice programs in dietetics. Master's thesis, Lamar University - Beaumont.
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