Earnings in e-learning: Knowledge, CME credits or both? Hints from analysis of attendance dynamics and users' behaviour

M. Cristina Mazzoleni, Carla Rognoni, Enrico Finozzi, Mauro Landro, Edda Capodaglio, Marcello Imbriani, Ines Giorgi

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Abstract

Many papers report and convey positive opinion about the use of e-learning in the healthcare sector. The issue is how to exploit at best such a powerful instrument. Starting from data regarding the usage of a CME e-learning course, attendance dynamics and users' behaviour have been inspected with the aim of getting some hints about how to improve the development and the delivery of e-learning courses for CME, and to promote knowledge acquisition at best. The different paths followed by 7811 users have been modeled, from enrolment to conclusion/drop-out, then the behaviour in terms of effort, elapsed time, achieved result have been analyzed. The obtained results point out: good acceptance (retention rate 83%) of a not basic educational model and effectiveness (success rate 79%). At the same time the inspection of behaviour has shown that there is a good margin of possible improvement in terms of knowledge acquisition. Conclusions provide a list of issues to keep in mind during system development, in order to provide CME e-learning meeting both credit and knowledge acquisition goals.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Pages576-580
Number of pages5
Volume160
EditionPART 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event13th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, Medinfo 2010 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: Sep 12 2010Sep 15 2010

Other

Other13th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, Medinfo 2010
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period9/12/109/15/10

Keywords

  • Attendance
  • CME
  • E-learning
  • Users behaviour

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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    Mazzoleni, M. C., Rognoni, C., Finozzi, E., Landro, M., Capodaglio, E., Imbriani, M., & Giorgi, I. (2010). Earnings in e-learning: Knowledge, CME credits or both? Hints from analysis of attendance dynamics and users' behaviour. In Studies in Health Technology and Informatics (PART 1 ed., Vol. 160, pp. 576-580) https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-588-4-576