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Online training — can it prepare an eldercare workforce?

May 10, 2016

Generations Vol. 40, No. 1 – American Society on Aging

Examines the potential strengths, weakness, and limitations regarding the use of online curricula to train eldercare workers. The authors draw on their own experience conducting a six-week online dementia-related training. They conclude that while online training has its drawbacks, it has enough positive applications to the healthcare field to make the concept worth pursuing. The article is part of the Spring 2016 issue of Generations, which is devoted entirely to “America’s Eldercare Workforce.”

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Contributing Authors
Gitlin, Laura N., and Nancy Hodgson
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