To date, PES has used Adobe Learning Manager support six major clinical trials. Currently, the platform hosts 28 online training courses and approximately 1,000 learners annually across Australia, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Poland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Each course contains between two to seven self-paced modules that provide learners with an overview of the trial, the biology behind the therapy and investigational drug, and detailed instruction on how to conduct oral examinations and record findings that directly contribute to the trial’s primary endpoint.
To achieve certification, participants must pass a quiz at the end of every module. A 100% score is required before progressing to the next module. If questions are answered incorrectly, learners must review the relevant information and then take the quiz again until they pass.
“Before implementing online learning, participants’ knowledge retention tended to decline four weeks following training,” explain Diehl. “Today, however we have the courses readily available 24/7 and participants can review them as much as they want to ensure high accuracy in their clinical trial assessments. The courses offer excellent pacing, high-quality graphics, and are narrated in a friendly tone, which increases learner engagement and retention.”