Distance Learning Technologies in the Training of Psychiatry Residents: A Critical Assessment

Douglas A. Walter, Peter B. Rosenquist, Gary Bawtinhimer

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Objective: The advent of videoconferencing technology has created opportunities to pool educational resources across different training programs. Methods: The authors surveyed participants and presenters in a seminar series utilizing interactive video-conferencing and a web-based course management system. Results: Trainees with access to high-speed real-time connections rated their experience more highly compared with those who used slower web streaming technology, particularly with regard to the sound quality. Conclusions: Specific recommendations on optimizing the use of video-conferencing and web-based course management tools in the training of residents are offered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)60-65
Number of pages6
JournalAcademic Psychiatry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2004
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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