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Health and medical MOOCs : A review of courses offered by major platforms

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Context
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have recently become widespread in medical education, providing access to learning material to thousands of students and health professionals. While their use in higher education is still being debated, many think that MOOCs have nonetheless changed medical education and are here to stay. In just a few years, the range and scope of available MOOCs has evolved rapidly.

Purpose
Our study aims to review health and medical MOOCs offered on major platforms since their introduction into higher education.

Method
Out of 259 courses identified in Coursera, EdX, FUN and FutureLearn, 245 were deemed eligible for our review. MOOCs were analyzed according to platform used, institution of origin, content, language, target audience, duration, effort commitment and learning approach.

Results
Coursera offers the most health and medical MOOCs, followed by FutureLearn, EdX and FUN. MOOCs are predominantly taught in English given that they are hosted mostly by American universities. Public health, specialised care, basic and clinical sciences are the major areas covered by MOOCs while only a few offers teaching skills content. Most MOOCs last 6 weeks but British institutions are now creating shorter courses. A majority of MOOCs target the general public and require a weekly commitment by students of 1 to 3 hours. Very few MOOCs make use of an active learning approach. Even though MOOCs are still free, participants are increasingly asked to pay a fee to get a certificate.

Conclusion
Our review identify major topics and trends in health and medical MOOCs.

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Health and medical MOOCs : A review of courses offered by major platforms

  1. 1. Health and medical MOOCs : A review of courses offered by major platforms Gabriel Dumouchel Stéphanie Raymond-Carrier Bernard Bérubé Nathalie Caire Fon #CCME17
  2. 2. DISCLOSURE STATEMENT The CPASS is piloting a MOOC in English on the Clinical Reasoning Process that starts today! 
  3. 3. CONTEXT
  4. 4. 4 Online courses with hundreds/thousands of learners from around the world  For Free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) With a large variety of subjects offered by many platforms • Most learners participate in MOOC for continuous education • 75% of MOOC learners work full time Gardair C, Bousquet G, Lehmann-Che J, de Bazelaire C, de Cremoux P, Tran Van Nhieu J, ... Bertheau P. Les coulisses d’un Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) sur le diagnostic des cancers. Annales de Pathologie 2016;36(5):305-311.
  5. 5. 5 Health and medical MOOCs in 2013 Platforms Coursera (58%) edX (5%) FutureLearn (1%) FUN (0%) Leading Languages English (94%) Spanish (4%) Arabic (1%) Chinese (1%) Leading institutions John-Hopkins University (n=12) University of California (n=9) University of Pennsylvania (n=7) Open Universities Australia (n=6) Number of MOOCs 98 Average Duration 6.7 weeks Time commitment 4.2h per week Liyanagunawardena TR, Williams SA. Massive Open Online Courses on Health and Medicine: Review. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2014;16(8):e191.
  6. 6. PURPOSE Our study aims to review health and medical MOOCs offered on major platforms since their introduction into higher education (2012-2016).
  7. 7. METHODOLOGY
  8. 8. 8 Review of archived & active health and medical MOOCs May-June 2016 N=259 Analysis by two MDs 20 MOOCs discarded (ex: pharmaceutical marketing, healthcare market) N=239 SPSS Language Institution Discipline Target audience Duration Effort commitment Learning approach 4 major MOOC platforms Coursera edX FUN FutureLearn
  9. 9. RESULTS
  10. 10. 10 35% 32% 24% 9% Coursera FutureLearn edX FUN Platforms offering health and medical MOOCs
  11. 11. 11 79.1% 10.5% 5.4% 2.5% 0.8% 0.8% 0.4% 0.4% 0.0% 10.0% 20.0% 30.0% 40.0% 50.0% 60.0% 70.0% 80.0% 90.0% 100.0% English French Chinese Spanish Russian Bilingual German Turkish Teaching languages in MOOCs
  12. 12. 12 15 9 9 6 5 5 5 5 5 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 John-Hopkins University University of Birmingham Harvard University Pekin University University of Copenhagen University of Michigan London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine King’s College London St George’s University of London Institutions offering health and medical MOOCs
  13. 13. 13 Health and medical MOOC disciplines uncovered (n=10) Basic sciences Care management Clinical skills Epidemiology and infection control Medical education Medical research Population health Technology and health Therapeutical education Specific expertises Examples Biochemistry, anatomy, physiology Efficiency and quality of patient care Communication, empathy, ethics AIDS, Ebola Clinical reasoning, teaching Applied biostatistics Global healthcare Technology use in health sciences Patients participate actively for their own wellbeing Cancer treatment, falls Disciplines covered by Health and Medical MOOCs
  14. 14. 14 24.69% 21.34% 17.15% 8.37% 6.69% 5.86% 5.86% 4.18% 2.93% 2.93% 0.00% 5.00% 10.00% 15.00% 20.00% 25.00% 30.00% Specific expertises Population health Basic sciences Clinical skills Epidemiology and infection control Care management Medical education Medical research Therapeutical education Technology and health Disciplines covered by health and medical MOOCs
  15. 15. 15Duration of MOOCs Average of 5.8 weeks 5% 7.1% 13.8% 18.0% 26.8% 9.6% 7.5% 2.1% 1.3% 1.3% 1.7% 1.7% 0% 0.40% 3.80% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks 13 weeks 14 weeks 15 weeks N/A
  16. 16. 16 4% 2% 25% 3% 33% 2% 20% 7% 1% 2% 0% 1% 0% 1% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 1h 1.5h 2h 2.5h 3h 3.5h 4h 5h 5.5h 6h 7h 8h 9h 10h Weekly effort estimated for MOOCs n=113 stated hours Mostly FUN and FutureLearn
  17. 17. 17Weekly effort estimated for MOOCs n=88 stated intervals of hours Mostly Coursera and edX 10% 10% 1% 1% 1% 16% 9% 4% 1% 2% 9% 5% 1% 4% 13% 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 5% 1% 1% 0% 2% 4% 6% 8% 10% 12% 14% 16% 18% 1-2h 1-3h 1-4h 1-6h 1,5-2h 2-3h 2-4h 2-5h 2,5-5h 3-4h 3-5h 3-6h 3,5-5h 4-5h 4-6h 4-7h 5-7h 5-8h 6-10h 6-7h 6-8h 7-14h 8-10h Total average combined of 2.5 hours per week
  18. 18. 18 63.6% 42.0% 37.7% 9.9% 8.6% 8.0% 8.0% 7.4% 6.8% 5.6% 2.5% General public Health professionnals Students Graduate students Medical researchers Care managers Patients Teachers Caregivers Family and friends Volunteers 0.0% 10.0% 20.0% 30.0% 40.0% 50.0% 60.0% 70.0% 80.0% 90.0% 100.0% Target audiences of MOOCs
  19. 19. 19 87.6% 12.4% Transmissive Active Learning strategy of MOOCs Transmissive Focus on quiz and self-evaluation Active Focus on peer evaluations, live discussions, essay writing
  20. 20. CONCLUSION
  21. 21. 21 Year MOOCs Leading Platform Leading Language Leading Institution Average Duration Time Commitment 2013* 98 Coursera (58%) English (94%) John-Hopkins University (n=12) 6.7 weeks 4.2h per week 2012-2016 239 Coursera (35%) English (79%) John-Hopkins University (n=15) 5.8 weeks 2.5h per week *Liyanagunawardena TR, Williams SA. Massive Open Online Courses on Health and Medicine: Review. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2014;16(8):e191. Health and medical MOOCs 2013 vs 2012-2016
  22. 22. 22New data from 2016 Disciplines covered #1 #2 #3 #6 ex-aequo Specific Expertise (24,69%) Population Health (21,34%) Basic Sciences (17,15%) Medical Education (5,86%) Target Audience #1 #2 #3 #8 General Public (63,6%) Health Professionals (42,0%) Students (37,7%) Teachers (7,4%) Learning strategy #1 #2 Transmissive (87,6%) Active (12,4%)
  23. 23. THANK YOU @cpass_udem @gdumouchel gabriel.dumouchel@umontreal.ca
  24. 24. ENROLL NOW!

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