Home | Articles
Published on:December, 2015
Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, 2016; 50(1):103-108
Pharmaceutical Education | doi:10.5530/ijper.50.1.13

An Innovative approach for Pharmacists’ Continue Education: Massive Open Online Courses, a Lesson Learnt.


Authors and affiliation (s):

Hsu-Tien Wan and Kuang-Yang Hsu*

College of Pharmacy, Taipei Medical University, 250 Wu-XIng Street, 110, Taipei City, Taiwan.

Abstract:

Objective: To develop a massive open online course (MOOC) for pharmacists as an innovative continue education. Design: A MOOC titled “Special Topics in Clinical Pharmacy” for pharmacists as a professional continue education program was developed and evaluated. It was implemented with case-based lecture videos and interactive quizzes. Content was delivered in weekly base. A Pre-course survey, a post-course survey, and a learner-driven final assessment were conducted accordingly. Results: The primary outcomes of the MOOCs in effectively engaging learners and motivating targeted learners from massive online learner were assessed. The satisfactory of MOOCs production from learners was evaluated as well. There were 407 participants signed in for this MOOC. 95% of certificate earners were pharmacists. 88% were willing to take the next professional MOOC. MOOCs might be an innovative, effective and efficient approach to deliver professional continue education. The study also shows that more efforts on implementing online communities should be made to engage more learners.

Key words: Profession-Pharmacist, Innovative educational interventions, Online/computer-based education, Self-directed learning, MOOCs.

 

Articles in PDF, ePUB and Full text are attached to this page. In order to download, print or access these formats you must be logged in.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
7 + 3 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.




 

User login

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
7 + 10 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.

The Official Journal of Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI)
(Registered under Registration of Societies Act XXI of 1860 No. 122 of 1966-1967, Lucknow)

Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (IJPER) [ISSN-0019-5464] is the official journal of Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI) and is being published since 1967.

DOI HISTORY

IJPER uses reference linking service using Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) by Crossref. Articles from the year 2013 are being assigned DOIs for its permanent URLs