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Formative evaluation for an interactive multimedia health informatics CD-ROM for aboriginal health workers

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal
Volume 36 Issue 1 (Feb 2012)

Abstract: This research aims to create and evaluate a model for a culturally appropriate, interactive, multimedia and informative health program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers that aims to improve the capacity to independently control their learning within an attractive learning environment. The research also aims to provide recommendations for policy development and further research. This study involved four phases: program needs assessment, identification of the key factors that should be considered in developing the CD-ROM, model development, and formative evaluation for the model. A general needs assessment as a first step in program development highlighted the presence of continuing education gaps and indicated the need for a new means to deliver a sustainable, efficient and culturally acceptable program. Exploring the key factors for development of an interactive multimedia health informatics program leads to factors which could be categorised under four main categories: cultural factors, information technology availability and literacy, learning aspects, and interactive multimedia factors. The results and recommendations from stage one and two in the study were used as a guide in the third stage of the study, the development of an interactive multimedia health informatics CD-ROM. This paper discusses in details the fourth stage in the study, the formative evaluation for the developed CD-ROM.

To cite this article: El Sayed, Faeka; Soar, Jeffrey and Wang, Zoe. Formative evaluation for an interactive multimedia health informatics CD-ROM for aboriginal health workers [online]. Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, Vol. 36, No. 1, Feb 2012: 18-23. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=369406897398825;res=IELFSC> ISSN: 1037-3403. [cited 01 Oct 16].

Personal Author: El Sayed, Faeka; Soar, Jeffrey; Wang, Zoe; Source: Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, Vol. 36, No. 1, Feb 2012: 18-23 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1037-3403 Subject: Aboriginal Australians--Health and hygiene; Reliability; Affiliation: (1) School of Information Systems, Faculty of Business and Law, University of Southern Queensland
(2) School of Information Systems, Faculty of Business and Law, University of Southern Queensland
(3) School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health Sciences, Australian Catholic University, Brisbane

Database: Families & Society Collection