Maralynne D. Mitcham, Barbara J. O’Shea; Using Audioteleconferencing to Link Occupational Therapy Graduate Students in the United States and Canada. Am J Occup Ther 1994;48(7):619-625. doi: 10.5014/ajot.48.7.619.
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Lack of access to graduate education in the United States and Canada is a frustration for many occupational therapists who wish to further their careers. One way to overcome lack of access is to use technology to bridge the distances. The occupational therapy schools at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, and Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, have collaborated for several years to provide graduate occupational therapy courses via audioteleconferencing. A general overview of the progress made in the project, as well as its design and unique features, is discussed. The major recommendation is that more occupational therapy schools could use distance education to collaborate when resources are few and needs are great. Such efforts benefit both faculty members and students.
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