Conference Presentation: Destination: Patient Outcomes – Our Journey to Improving Patient Care
How Do We Know They Are Learning? Meeting Learner Needs Through Live, In-Person, and Simulcast Education Platforms
Tuesday, January 23
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Location: Mediterranean 2
Physician Credits: 1.0
Nursing CE Credits: 1.0
Pharmacy Credits: 1.0
ACPE UAN: 0809-9999-18-105-L04-P (Knowledge)
CHCP Exam Designation: CPD Associate Exam
Gregg Sherman, MD
Chief Medical Officer
National Association for Continuing Education
Vice President, Business Development and Strategy
National Association For Continuing Education
While there has been much research into the benefits and educational impact of distance-based learning in CE, controversy exists. Critics question the extent of clinician engagement and observed improvements in practice-based measures, as compared with in-person or live meeting, CME. This session will present findings from a large-scale study (N = 6,425) of the impact on performance change from a series of 28 regional live CME meetings (with 6-8 hours of lectures). We will compare attendees on-site with those who participated in the live, remote simulcast. In addition, real world patient claims and EHR data will be integrated to detail differences in the impact of the two educational platforms on patient outcomes.
Specifically, we will explore, assess, and discuss:
- What are the salient differences between online and distance-based learning?
- What are the most effective ways to engage remote learners? And how do you reliably track their engagement?
- Are there qualitative differences in how remote vs. on-site learners learn and retain content?
- Is there an educational measurement strategy that is more appropriate for an on-site vs. remote learner?
- Do demographic differences exist between these learner groups? And if so, how do those differences influence learning?
- Does subject matter or program design influence learner choice of platform?
- What technical issues can positively, or negatively, impact the educational process?
Our primary goal is that participants will learn from the results of this robust comparative study, the challenges and best-practices for implementation of a successful, synchronous on-site and remote learning program.
- Recognize the difference between online and distance-based learning
- Discuss the differences and similarities in onsite vs. remote learner engagement
- Recognize the impact of live and distance-based education on learner competency and patient care