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The development and piloting of a training web site for health and safety enforcement officers

Ford, NJ and Murphy, RG 2002, 'The development and piloting of a training web site for health and safety enforcement officers' , British Journal of Educational Technology, 33 (1) , pp. 65-76.

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Abstract

This paper evaluates the development and piloting of a training web site for Local Authority (LA) based health and safety enforcement officers and reviews the technique of knowledge elicitation as a means of informing training content. The research was part of a project funded by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to investigate the application of emerging technologies for enforcement officer training. A web site was developed to provide work-based training in the field of accident investigation, using a group knowledge elicitation technique. Evaluation of eight key aspects of the training was carried out to determine the acceptability and utility of the web site for health and safety inspector training. The majority of the respondents believed that the training was realistic and that the embedded discussion facility had the potential to improve consistency of enforcement. Whilst many of the participants reported that this exercise was their first exposure to the Internet and some experienced minor difficulties using the technology, most found training via the Internet easy to use, an enjoyable experience and one they would like to repeat.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA075 Electronic computers. Computer science > QA076 Computer software
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Educational Technology
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 00071013
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2007 08:44
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 15:49
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/628

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