Speech Recognition Technology
Essential Question: What is SRT?
Meet the Author

Richard Crobarger
Palomar Pomerado Health

My Philosophy

Amazing how 21st Century technologies is changing the way we learn. My eCollege is just one example of a technology tool where online learning methods and ideas are shared.  This type of asynchronous and synchronous learning platform provides a tremendous opportunity for both teachers and students to collaborate and develop 21st Century learning experiences.      

My Community

Palomar Pomerado Health soon to consist of three hospitals (i.e. with the completion of Palomar Medical Center West), 2 convalescent care centers, surgery center, and express care centers with a community of 4668 employees (Web:SanDiegoSource). The culture is very patient centric and strives to be the best in customer service in targeting patients, visitors, and staff.  Organizational Learning (OL) department utilizes online technology for a successful learning environment.  One of my roles is to develop online courses targeting our department’s needs by working with staff from OL department.




My Environment

My working environment is in a healthcare setting.  As you can image a hospital is constantly being visited by patients and visitors of patients. It is a busy environment.  Our security and safety department strive to provide a safe and secure environment.  Presently our department consists of 40 employees soon to double and many will have no experience in a healthcare environment.  This is perfect timing and opportunity for a graduate in Educational Technology.

My Roles and Responsibilities

In my position I wear several hats.  Working as a team member, my first duty is to provide a safe and secure environment for our guest.  Next is what I like best and why I am enrolled in this program.   I have a fondness to teach.  In preparation for course design I am able to consult with vendors of new software, with middle managers, and fellow workers.  Learning how to integrating technology into the learning process is part of the fun, having the freedom to be creative.