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Editor’s note: Jeremy Lundberg, MSSW, chief executive officer of EthosCE Learning Management System and DLC Solutions, has some really smart friends. So, he thought, why not ask them if they’d be willing to share some of their expertise? He did, and the result is a series of webinars that provide practical advice on continuing medical education topics.
In addition to the webinar summarized here, there are two more webinars currently available on demand: “New Data on Clinician Learning: What Does It Mean for Your CME Programs?” and “Driving CME Process Innovation Using Lean Six Sigma Methodologies.” The next webinar, scheduled for live viewing in February, will be on overcoming organizational obstacles to e-learning. Lundberg plans to offer one per month throughout 2014.
Tips on Measuring Competence Change
• An easy way to objectively measure competence change: Pre- and post-activity case vignette questions.
• Don’t just ask if learners plan to change their practice. Ask them to check off a list of changes they intend to make in their practice that your content was designed to motivate them to change.
• Ask learners how often they currently do the evidence-based clinical practice strategies your content addressed, on a scale of 1 (never) to 5 (always). Then ask them how often they now plan to do them based on what they learned at the activity. “This gives you a measure of current frequency of use and planned frequency of use. When the frequency rating increases, it shows a change in competence—they intend to do something good more often,” said Dietze.