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Trial of Educational Outcomes of WISE-MD (WISE)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01322230
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 24, 2011
Last Update Posted : November 11, 2016
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Augusta 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 (Responsible Party):
New York University School of Medicine

Brief Summary:
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.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Surgery Other: Control Other: WISEMD Original Other: Social Networking Other: Social Networking plus Emotional Design

Detailed Description:
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.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 1363 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Official Title: Randomized Trial of Educational Outcomes of WISE-MD
Study Start Date : October 2008
Primary Completion Date : September 2011
Study Completion Date : September 2011

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Control
Screen shots with voiceover and no interactivity
Other: Control
Multimedia Control
Other Name: Multimedia Control
Experimental: WISEMD Original
Learner control of pacing through multi-media content
Other: WISEMD Original
Current WISEMD
Experimental: Social Networking
social networking features (Forum and Social Presence)
Other: Social Networking
Social networking feature
Experimental: Social Networking plus Emotional Design
Social networking features plus user interface enhancements
Other: Social Networking plus Emotional Design
social networking features plus user interface enhancements



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Immediate Post Knowledge Test [ Time Frame: Week 2 ]
    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.

  2. Mid-clerkship Knowledge Test [ Time Frame: Week 4 ]
    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.

  3. Mid-clerkship Clinical Reasoning Test [ Time Frame: Week 4 ]
    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.

  4. End-clerkship Clinical Reasoning Test [ Time Frame: Week 8 ]
    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.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Students Baseline Characteristics [ Time Frame: Immediately after consenting to participate - Day 1 ]
    The baseline characteristics measure include measures of self-regulation, surgery specific self-efficacy, surgery specific task values, and goal orientation.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

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.

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Locations
United States, Georgia
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, Georgia, United States, 30912
United States, Nebraska
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68198
United States, New York
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Brooklyn, New York, United States, 11203
New York University School of Medicine
New York, New York, United States, 10016
New York Medical College
Valhalla, New York, United States, 10595
United States, Pennsylvania
Jefferson Medical College
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19107
United States, Vermont
University of Vermont
Burlington, Vermont, United States, 05405
Sponsors and Collaborators
New York University School of Medicine
Augusta 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
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Adina Kalet, M.D., M.P.H. New York University School of Medicine

Additional Information:
Publications:
Responsible Party: New York University School of Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01322230     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1LM009538-R01
First Posted: March 24, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 11, 2016
Last Verified: November 2016

Keywords provided by New York University School of Medicine:
Instructional Design
Online learning module
Surgical education