Korean J Helicobacter Up Gastrointest Res.  2015 Sep;15(3):174-177. 10.7704/kjhugr.2015.15.3.174.

Establishment of a Daily E-mail Learning Program Using Intranet and It's Initial Evaluation

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  • 1Department of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. stomachlee@gmail.com

Abstract

BACKGROUND/AIMS
We started a daily web-based E-mail learning program about gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy. We surveyed the opinion of the E-mail recipients about the usefulness of the daily E-mail learning program.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
Using the intranet system, PDF-file based education materials about interesting endoscopic cases were sent to 144 members of Samsung Medical Center every day. It included every resident of the Department of Medicine, and every fellow of the Division of Gastroenterology. They were invited to answer the questionnaires using E-mail.
RESULTS
A total of 92 subjects replied the questionnaire (response rate: 64%). About half of the members (47%) answered that they read the education material in the morning. They answered that they read about more than 75% of the material (48%). It took less than 5 minutes to read a daily material (87%). However, only 13 percent answered that they have sent questions to the editor of the program via E-mail. The members wanted more information about GI pharmacologic treatment (54%). Also, they wanted more cases of benign and malignant upper GI diseases (54%).
CONCLUSIONS
In our endoscopy unit, we have successfully established a daily E-mail learning program. It seems to be very useful for teaching and learning interesting cases during busy working hours.

Keyword

Endoscopy; Learning; Electronic mail

MeSH Terms

Computer Communication Networks*
Education
Electronic Mail*
Endoscopy
Gastroenterology
Learning*
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