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Journal of Korean Society of Medical Informatics 2004;10(1):79-90.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4258/jksmi.2004.10.1.79    Published online March 31, 2004.
The Effectiveness of Online Continuing Medical Education and Learners' Opinion about It
Jwa Seop Shin, Min Sik Im, Seok Wha Kim
1Office of Medical Education, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Korea.
2The Kyonggi-do Medical Association, Korea.
3Department of Plastic Surgery, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Korea.

The purpose of this study was to investigate learners' opinion about the experience of online continuing medical education, and the effectiveness of it. The study was conducted on online continuing medical education courses conducted as a model case by Konggi-do Medical Association and VirtualMD Co., Ltd with the approval of Korean Medical Association, from July through December, 2002. Fifteen online multimedia courses, supported by learning management system and e-test(electronic assessment) system, were opened. Learners' internet log data, and answers to a questionnaire were collected. And a pre-test post-test design experiment was implemented to measure the effectiveness of learning. The results showed that doctors are already technically and environmentally ready to take online continuing medical education and have correct understanding about the necessity and benefits of online continuing medical education. The difference between the pre-test score and the post-test score was statistically significant(t=3.24, p<.01), and practically significant(Effect Size=.89).

Key Words: Continuing Medical Education, Online Education, Learners' Opinion, Effectiveness of Learning
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