Trial of Educational Outcomes of WISE-MD

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified March 2011 by New York University School of Medicine.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Georgia Regents University
University of Nebraska
University of Vermont
New York Medical College
State University of New York - Downstate Medical Center
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Information provided by:
New York University School of Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01322230
First received: March 21, 2011
Last updated: March 22, 2011
Last verified: March 2011

March 21, 2011
March 22, 2011
October 2008
September 2011   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • Immediate Post Knowledge Test [ Time Frame: Week 2 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    An 8 week-long Surgery Clerkship (Jefferson University is 12 weeks) occurs 6 times (JU 4 times) per year. Students enroll on day 1, complete the baseline surveys in week 1, access the intervention modules by week 2. Learning outcomes (knowledge test) are measured immediately after the modules, at week 4 they complete online multiple-choice tests and a clinical reasoning measure, week 8, week 12 at JU, students complete a clinical reasoning measure.
  • Mid-clerkship Knowledge Test [ Time Frame: Week 4 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    An 8 week-long Surgery Clerkship (Jefferson University is 12 weeks) occurs 6 times (JU 4 times) per year. Students enroll on day 1, complete the baseline surveys in week 1, access the intervention modules by week 2. Learning outcomes (knowledge test) are measured immediately after the modules, at week 4 they complete online multiple-choice tests and a clinical reasoning measure, week 8, week 12 at JU, students complete a clinical reasoning measure.
  • Mid-clerkship Clinical Reasoning Test [ Time Frame: Week 4 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    An 8 week-long Surgery Clerkship (Jefferson University is 12 weeks) occurs 6 times (JU 4 times) per year. Students enroll on day 1, complete the baseline surveys in week 1, access the intervention modules by week 2. Learning outcomes (knowledge test) are measured immediately after the modules, at week 4 they complete online multiple-choice tests and a clinical reasoning measure, week 8, week 12 at JU, students complete a clinical reasoning measure.
  • End-clerkship Clinical Reasoning Test [ Time Frame: Week 8 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    An 8 week-long Surgery Clerkship (Jefferson University is 12 weeks) occurs 6 times (JU 4 times) per year. Students enroll on day 1, complete the baseline surveys in week 1, access the intervention modules by week 2. Learning outcomes (knowledge test) are measured immediately after the modules, at week 4 they complete online multiple-choice tests and a clinical reasoning measure, week 8, week 12 at JU, students complete a clinical reasoning measure.
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01322230 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
Students Baseline Characteristics [ Time Frame: Immediately after consenting to participate - Day 1 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
The baseline characteristics measure include measures of self-regulation, surgery specific self-efficacy, surgery specific task values, and goal orientation.
Same as current
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Trial of Educational Outcomes of WISE-MD
Randomized Trial of Educational Outcomes of WISE-MD

The purpose of this study is to compare the educational efficacy of instructional design enhancements in on-line learning modules in the context of clinical medical education.

This study involved medical students from seven US medical schools participating in a trial of two WISE-MD computer-based learning modules. Students were randomized to 1 of 4 study arms. The 4 content-equivalent conditions were: screen shots with voiceover and no interactivity; learner control of pacing through multi-media content; social networking features; and social networking features plus user interface enhancements.

Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Learning Clinical Surgery From Online Learning Modules.
  • Other: Control
    Multimedia Control
    Other Name: Multimedia Control
  • Other: WISEMD Original
    Current WISEMD
  • Other: Social Networking
    Social networking feature
  • Other: Social Networking plus Emotional Design
    social networking features plus user interface enhancements
  • Experimental: Control
    Screen shots with voiceover and no interactivity
    Intervention: Other: Control
  • Experimental: WISEMD Original
    Learner control of pacing through multi-media content
    Intervention: Other: WISEMD Original
  • Experimental: Social Networking
    social networking features (Forum and Social Presence)
    Intervention: Other: Social Networking
  • Experimental: Social Networking plus Emotional Design
    Social networking features plus user interface enhancements
    Intervention: Other: Social Networking plus Emotional Design
Kalet AL, Coady SH, Hopkins MA, Hochberg MS, Riles TS. Preliminary evaluation of the Web Initiative for Surgical Education (WISE-MD). Am J Surg. 2007 Jul;194(1):89-93.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruiting
2308
September 2011
September 2011   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All third-year medical students at all of the 7 collaborating schools (N= 2308) rotating through the surgery clerkship from July 2009 and September 2011.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Students who do not consent to participate and who decide to withdraw from participation.
Both
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United States
 
NCT01322230
1LM009538-R01
Yes
Dr. Adina Kalet / Associate Professor of Surgery and Medicine, New York University, School of Medicine
New York University School of Medicine
  • Georgia Regents University
  • University of Nebraska
  • University of Vermont
  • New York Medical College
  • State University of New York - Downstate Medical Center
  • Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Principal Investigator: Adina Kalet, M.D., M.P.H. New York University School of Medicine
New York University School of Medicine
March 2011

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