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Pastel Amee2008


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PPT of Presentation on the PASTEL medical E-learning assessement method. Presentation was given during the AMEE 2008 conference in Prague

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Pastel Amee2008

  1. 1. PASTEL A novel method to judge the quality of E-learning material
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Project background </li></ul><ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment method </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment procedure </li></ul><ul><li>Results </li></ul>
  3. 3. Project background <ul><li>E-learning is hot ‏ </li></ul><ul><li>The amount is ever growing </li></ul><ul><li>Often the wheel gets re-invented </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Medical E-learning centralised in one database </li></ul><ul><li>900+ </li></ul><ul><li>Searchable </li></ul><ul><li>undergraduate </li></ul>
  5. 5. Promising! <ul><li>E-learning in could be used for post graduate courses </li></ul>
  6. 6. Problem: <ul><li>Traditional post graduate courses are assessed by a committee and awarded points for quality (accreditation)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Doctors need to score a certain amount of accreditation points each year </li></ul><ul><li>No objective quality assessment method to award points to medical E-learning </li></ul>
  7. 13. PASTEL- project P ost-academic A ccreditation and Up S caling of applica T ion of E lectronic L earning objects
  8. 14. Goals PASTEL-project <ul><li>Developing a quality assesment method for E-learning modules </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulating the use of the approved E-learning in post-graduate courses </li></ul>
  9. 15. Assessment method <ul><li>Two kinds of assessment: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>medical content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>educational soundness </li></ul></ul>
  10. 16. Criteria medical content: <ul><li>Correctness of content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Absence of sponsors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Target audience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Estimated time to complete </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User-friendliness </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Based on national accreditation guidelines </li></ul>
  11. 17. Educational criteria: <ul><ul><li>Are learning goals stated? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How is feedback provided? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How is multimedia used? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How are participants tested? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Based on researchliterature on effective E-learning </li></ul>Mayer (2001) “Multimedia learning&quot;, Alessi & Trollip (2001) &quot;Multimedia for learning&quot;, Cook & Dupras (2005) “a practical guide to developing effective webbased learning”
  12. 18. Assessment procedure
  13. 20. Weighing process <ul><li>Most important criteria: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Does it reflect the latest medical guidelines? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is it based on good medical practice? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is it unbiased and free of advertising? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is it right for the target audience? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are goals formulated? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is feedback provided correctly? </li></ul></ul>
  14. 21. If all are answered “YES”
  15. 22. One or more “NO” <ul><li>E-learning module gets sent back to developer with comments by the experts </li></ul><ul><li>If developer improves the E-learning module based on comments: -> Stamp of approval </li></ul><ul><li>If developer can not improve the E-learning module based on comments -> Stamp of approval denied </li></ul>
  16. 23. Integration <ul><li>Forms of assessed E-learning can be viewed </li></ul><ul><li>Approved E-learning module recognizable by stamp of approval </li></ul>
  17. 24. Results <ul><li>E-learning quality assessment tool </li></ul><ul><li>55 E-learning modules assessed </li></ul><ul><li>33 stamp of approval </li></ul><ul><li>Filled out assessment forms can be viewed in </li></ul><ul><li>Approved E-learning will be used in post graduate courses this fall </li></ul>
  18. 25. Take Home message <ul><li>If you consider using medical E-learning: take a look at our assessement tool to separate the rotten apples from the fresh ones. </li></ul>
  19. 26. Questions?
  20. 27. (contact) Information <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>More information (in dutch) http:// /pastel </li></ul><ul><li>Mail: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: yeahtse </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation: </li></ul>