Obtaining annual PE points is a mandatory part of training for many professions, such as lawyers, accountants and medical specialists. This compulsory training costs the organiser and participant a lot of extra (travelling) time and costs. It is therefore not surprising that online continuing education (e-learning) is undergoing explosive growth. With all the possibilities that exist today to meet the strict requirements of accreditation committees, this is a good solution for all parties involved. The possibilities, tips and advantages of online accredited continuing education will be explained below.
The test and the retake are two separate parts that can be used separately or combined in the webinar/webcast player. The choice for the use of these components is often dependent on the requirements of the accreditation committee and professional group concerned and can be set from very simple to very strict. In this way, a webinar suddenly becomes an interesting online training tool.
The test module makes it possible to show a test or exam in a separate tab of the webinar player after a viewer has watched X number of unique minutes of the webinar. This can be used to ensure that participants watch a compulsory number of minutes of the broadcast. It is common to have the button appear at 80% of the time. A so-called pre-test can also be used beforehand. The knowledge of the participant can be tested beforehand.
It is also possible to let participants resit the test. The organiser can decide how many re-takes a participant has before he or she finally fails the test. It is also possible to force the participant after X number of resits to watch the webinar again for X number of unique viewing minutes before a resit attempt may be made. After a participant has definitively passed or failed the test, feedback can be given on correct and incorrect answers.
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Online continuing education offers many advantages over physical continuing education. Firstly, there are the general benefits of webinars, such as saving time and money. In addition, accredited online continuing education meets the increasing demand for quality e-learning tools that can meet the requirements for obtaining PE points. More and more professional groups are required to spend an average of 20 to 40 hours per year on refresher courses.
In addition, the online lesson replaces the physical meeting without being inferior. Interaction with the teacher and colleagues is still possible and often more can be achieved than in a physical meeting. Fact is that people are more likely to ask questions and participate online than offline. All these advantages make PE points in an enjoyable, effective and efficient way.
Finally, the administration of online training is very clear. The report clearly shows who passed and failed the test and the percentage of viewing minutes per participant. This registration takes place automatically and can be viewed online at any time. A link to PE online is also possible, so that PE points are automatically credited. The online collection point is also useful for participants from a practical point of view; any certificates can be downloaded here and a retake can be done at a suitable time.