Interactive distance learning effectively provides winning sports nutrition workshops

Jennifer Ricketts, Sharon Hoelscher-Day, Gale Begeman, Linda Houtkooper

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Interactive distance education technology makes it possible to reach participants in multiple locations with one workshop while minimizing travel for instructors and participants. The results of this study indicate that a distance-education format based on a successful model is as effective as a face-to-face format for providing fitness/sport nutrition workshops for continuing education using a collaborative team effort and interactive telecommunication networks. Responses to the 6-month follow-up evaluations demonstrated that the curriculum provided at the workshop for the participants to deliver educational programs in their communities were effective as well. This study demonstrates that well-designed educational programs combined with technology can expand and improve the impact of continuing education offered by Cooperative Extension for health professionals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Extension
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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