Continuing Professional Education

Authored by: Gary W. Kuhne

Handbook of Distance Education

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  May  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415897648
eBook ISBN: 9780203803738
Adobe ISBN: 9781136635571


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Distance education has long been recognized as valuable for delivering continuing professional education (CPE) within various professions. The second half of the 20th century saw a variety of creative and productive efforts to offer CPE through audio and video conferencing, computer conferencing, correspondence, and satellite. However, the portion of the resources that were allotted to distance education remained quite small. One example could be seen within continuing medical education (CME) where only 3% of activities in 2000 were provided by distance education (ACCME Annual Reports 2001).

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