The Power of Reinforcement in CME/CE: Understanding Knowledge Competence and Self-efficacy in Learning

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The Power of Reinforcement in CME/CE: Understanding Knowledge Competence and Self-efficacy in Learning

November 17, 2023

The Power of Reinforcement in CME/CE: Understanding Knowledge Competence and Self-efficacy in Learning

Show Notes

Are you running correlation analysis in your education activity and program evaluation? Are you having conversations with your colleagues, as listener Natalie Goldberg is, about how access to practice data is potentially redefining how we think about Moores outcomes at levels 5, 6, and 7?

In part 1 of this 2-part series of conversations with Katie Lucero Ph.D., Vice President, Audience, Analytics, Outcomes & Insights at Medscape we began to open up the black box that houses the relationship between self-efficacy, commitment to change, and intent to change.

In part 2, we focus on how access to health data is evolving and what this means for measuring outcomes, the power of reinforcement and what that looks like, and tips for enhancing outcomes measures and strategies for measuring the impact of education programs.

Time Stamps:

(02:26) – The relationship between self-efficacy and commitment to change

(05:37) – Unpacking the concept of commitment to change

(10:09) – Listener Question: Are the definitions of what constitutes Moore’s Levels changing or evolving

(12:28) – The research Katie has been doing with Don Moore

(16:26) – Her sense of how much correlation people are doing in this field

(18:23) – Practical steps to optimize available resources for enhanced outcome measurement in education programs

(22:02) – What she is seeing in the future that excites her in terms of outcomes

(23:55) – How to stay in touch with Katie and her work

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Lucero KS, Williams B, Moore DE Jr PhD. The Emerging Role of Reinforcement in the Clinician’s Path from Continuing Education to Practice. J Cont Ed Health Prof. Nov 14, 2023.

Alliance Podcast. ‘Assessing Assessments.’ Jim Morgante, PhD

Assessing Assessments: Are your questions any good? Alliance Annual Conference, 2023. Jason Olivieri, MPH, Jim Morgante, PhD

About Katie

As Vice President at Medscape, Katie leads content marketing, analytics, outcomes & insights. Katie previously was PI and lead evaluator on federal grants and local contracts, directed QI-CME and health outcomes studies, and evaluated public health programs at the CDC. Katie was named 2020 Brian P. Russell CME Professional of the Year. She earned a PhD at Auburn University in Human Development.

Connect with Katie

email: [email protected]


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