Development of Continuing Medical Education Materials: The Experience of the ‘Oncovideos’ Production by ECCO

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Schrijvers, Dirk ; van Hemelryck, Françoise ; the Oncovideos project, and on behalf of the partners of (2012)
  • Publisher: Journal of European CME
  • Journal: Journal of European CME (issn: 2161-4083, eissn: 2161-4083)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3402/jecme.v1i0.22593
  • Subject: e-learning, European CanCer Organisation, development, oncovideos, planning, production, continuing medical education

This article describes the development of educational material by the European CanCer Organisation. The ‘oncovideos project’ developed an e-learning tool to improve the skills of oncologists throughout Europe. The development process is reviewed from the planning phase of the project to the production of the e-learning tool. The strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats that were encountered are discussed. The final product can be consulted at www.ecco-org. eu/oncovideos. The project was supported by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union.Keywords: e-learning, European CanCer Organisation, development, oncovideos, planning, production, continuing medical education(Published: 21 June 2013)DOI: 10.3109/21614083.2012.700631
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    User evaluation Evaluation of the use of the videos is performed through different approaches. A statistical tool was embedded in the programme enabling the website administrator to track numbers of users watching the improvement; 2 average; 3 good, 4 poor/requires excellent) the different aspects of the e-learning tool such as the educational value as well as the user friendliness of the website, the registration and CME test functionalities. Th evaluation resulted in an average score of 3.25 meaning that users consider this as a good e-learning tool.

    All videos were accredited by the European Accreditation Council of Oncology in Europe (ACOE) enabling users to collect CME credits. As part of this process, authors of the videos provided five multiple choice questions with four bullet-points with one correct or one wrong answer. Users taking the CME test are required to obtain 80% of correct answers in order to pass the test.

    Upon completion of an evaluation form, they are able to download their CME certificate with 1 CME credit per Declaration of financial/other relationships: no financial

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