Navigation Links
Mayo Clinic, McMaster University Research Review Shows Internet-based Instruction Effective for Teaching Health Care Professionals
Date:9/11/2008

ROCHESTER, Minn., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study led by a team of education researchers from Mayo Clinic and published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) concludes that Internet-based education generally is effective.

Lead author David Cook, M.D., an associate professor of medicine who practices general internal medicine at Mayo Clinic, worked with researchers from Mayo and McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. They reviewed more than 200 studies about Internet-based instruction. The researchers concluded that Internet-based instruction is associated with large learning gains compared with no instruction. The research also showed that Internet-based instruction compared favorably to traditional instructional methods.

"Our findings suggest that Internet-based instruction is an effective way to teach health care professionals," says Dr. Cook. "We now can confirm that, across a wide variety of learners, learning contexts, clinical topics, and learning outcomes, Internet-based instruction can be as effective as traditional methods."

Dr. Cook also notes that Internet-based instruction has unique advantages, including flexible scheduling, adaptability of instruction, and readily available content that is easily updated. "As health care workers balance challenging practice demands, the ever-expanding volume of medical knowledge requires us to find more effective, efficient ways to learn," says Dr. Cook. "Internet-based instruction will be an important part of the solution."

He also notes that this research likely applies to training outside of health care, citing studies in the engineering, computer science, and teaching fields that have shown similar results.

"There is more research to be done as we try to find out how to make Internet-based instruction most effective," says Dr. Cook. "We are currently conducting research looking at this issue. We also are reviewing other published research to see how to optimize Internet-based instruction."

Other researchers were Denise Dupras, M.D., Ph.D., Patricia Erwin, and Victor Montori, M.D., all of Mayo Clinic; and Anthony Levinson, M.D., and Sarah Garside, M.D., Ph.D., from McMaster University.

To obtain the latest news releases from Mayo Clinic, go to http://www.mayoclinic.org/news. MayoClinic.com (http://www.mayoclinic.com) is available as a resource for your health stories. For more on Mayo Clinic research, go to www mayo.edu.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Mayo Clinic
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Colorado Influenza and Pneumococcal Alert Coalition (CIPAC) Partners with Novartis Vaccines for Holiday Vaccination Clinic, Making Influenza Vaccination Convenient for Shoppers
2. Novartis Vaccines Partners With RediClinic for Holiday Vaccination Clinic, Making Influenza Vaccination Convenient for Shoppers
3. Novartis Vaccines to Host Holiday Vaccination Clinic, Making Influenza Vaccination Convenient for Shoppers
4. Mayo Clinic, Microsoft Announce Strategic Agreement to Develop Consumer Health Management Tools
5. Elekta Launches Web-based Virtual Clinic, Offers Better Understanding of Radiotherapy Solutions for the Treatment of Cancer
6. Central Bucks Specialists, a Cardiology and Gastroenterology Multi-location Clinic, Selects MxSecure, Inc., Provider of Medical Transcription Services, as their Transcription Provider.
7. McMaster test detects the most prevalent respiratory viruses
8. University of Iowa professor identifies new eating disorder
9. University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Complete System-Wide Conversion to Masimo SET Pulse Oximetry Technology
10. University of Texas Study Details Lengthy Payment Delays for Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Claims, Confirming Need for Legislative Fix
11. Tulane University to receive $14M for international HIV/AIDS program
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/5/2016)... ... December 05, 2016 , ... Routine ... measurements are consistently correct. However, regular performance testing is often neglected because ... a solution: SmartCal™ . This innovative test substance offers a fast ...
(Date:12/4/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 03, 2016 , ... ... organization devoted exclusively to funding innovative lymphoma research and serving the lymphoma community ... hosted its first Swirl: A Wine Tasting Event in New York City, with ...
(Date:12/4/2016)... ... December 04, 2016 , ... "Pro3rd Displace ... animation styles with unique displacement design elements," said Christina Austin - CEO of ... Choose from a variety of design styles that include both left aligned and ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... Lori G. Cohen and Sara ... speak at the American Conference Institute’s 21st Drug & Medical Device Litigation Conference ... Sponsor of the conference. , Cohen, who chairs the firm’s Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... , ... December 02, 2016 , ... Advanced Inc., a ... has appointed Jason Bice, CPA, MBA to serve as Advanced Inc.’s Chief Financial Officer, ... Inc. , Jason brings extensive financial and operational leadership experience to Advanced Inc. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/4/2016)... Johnson & Weaver, LLP announces that a class ... Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZBH )  securities during ... (the "Class Period"). Zimmer Biomet provides musculoskeletal healthcare ... products, such as knee and hip reconstructive products. ... , , ...
(Date:12/4/2016)... DIEGO , Dec. 3, 2016 Sickle ... by rigid, sickle-shaped red blood cells that get stuck ... severe pain, stroke, organ failure, and complications leading to ... are born with SCD, and most of them lack ... fact, the only established long-term therapy for SCD, a ...
(Date:12/4/2016)... Dec. 3, 2016  Findings from a Novartis ... CTL019, an investigational chimeric antigen receptor T cell ... young adult patients with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia ... session at the 58th American Society of Hematology ... p.m.). The global Phase II study found that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: