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dc.contributor.authorSidebotham, Mary
dc.contributor.authorDalsgaard, Annette
dc.contributor.authorDavis, Deborah
dc.contributor.authorStewart, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-08T01:46:47Z
dc.date.available2017-12-08T01:46:47Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn2156-5287
dc.identifier.doi10.1891/2156-5287.5.2.91
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/70071
dc.description.abstractAIM: To examine the contribution of the Virtual International Day of the Midwife (VIDM) conference to midwives' continuing professional development (CPD). BACKGROUND: Knowledge and understanding of CPD for midwives as synchronous online learning is limited. Studies of e-learning programs for CPD have underlined the need for interaction with others. The VIDM is a synchronous online 24-hour conference freely available for midwives designed to provide a unique CPD opportunity. METHOD: An online survey with a mix of fixed-response, multiple-response, and open-ended freetext questions was available to participants for 1 month after the conference via the wiki page in 2012 and 2013. FINDINGS: The survey was completed by 239 conference participants. Midwifery students and clinical midwives were the largest groups of attendees. The most common countries of residence were Australia, United Kingdom, and United States. Respondents believed that the conference contributed to their professional development by enabling professional growth, facilitating shared learning, and raising awareness of global issues. CONCLUSION: Offering synchronous events is important to facilitate deeper learning for those engaging in online activities. As an annual synchronous 24-hour, open online conference, the VIDM has become a valuable CPD opportunity for midwives.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom91
dc.relation.ispartofpageto99
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Childbirth
dc.relation.ispartofvolume5
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMidwifery
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPaediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOther Medical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111006
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1110
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1114
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1199
dc.titleThe Virtual International Day of the Midwife: A synchronous open online conference for continuing professional development and learning for midwives
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery
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gro.griffith.authorSidebotham, Mary


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