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Successful mLearning Pilot in Senegal: Delivering Family Planning Refresher Training Using Interactive Voice Response and SMS.

Diedhiou A, Gilroy KE, Cox CM, Duncan L, Koumtingue D, Pacqué-Margolis S, Fort A, Settle D, Bailey R - Glob Health Sci Pract (2015)

Bottom Line: Most (90%) participants thought they learned the same or more compared with a conventional course.The mLearning system proved appropriate, feasible, and acceptable to trainees, and it was associated with sustained knowledge gains.Monitoring and evaluation of larger-scale implementation could provide evidence of system effectiveness at scale.

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Affiliation: IntraHealth International Senegal, Dakar, Senegal.

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Participants’ Ratings of the mLearning Training Course Content, Senegal 2013 (N = 20)aaNumber shown on bars represents the number of participants providing that rating. No participants “strongly disagreed” with any of these statements.
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f05: Participants’ Ratings of the mLearning Training Course Content, Senegal 2013 (N = 20)aaNumber shown on bars represents the number of participants providing that rating. No participants “strongly disagreed” with any of these statements.

Mentions: Participants reported very positive experiences with using their mobile phones for training (Table 3). The large majority (90%) noted that using the phone for the course was easy or very easy and that they learned the same or more compared with an in-person course. Participants expressed appreciation for the ability to determine the pace of the course (60%), convenience (55%), and flexibility to access the course anywhere (40%) (Figure 4). The largest criticism was poor mobile network reception (35%). Some participants also noted that the mobile medium did not allow for practical exercises or demonstrations (20%) or interaction with other participants (15%). Most participants agreed or strongly agreed that the course contained new information that they had not learned before (80%) and that the refresher training was pertinent to their jobs (80%) (Figure 5). A large majority strongly agreed that the course improved their knowledge on the subject (85%) and helped them provide better services to their clients (80%).


Successful mLearning Pilot in Senegal: Delivering Family Planning Refresher Training Using Interactive Voice Response and SMS.

Diedhiou A, Gilroy KE, Cox CM, Duncan L, Koumtingue D, Pacqué-Margolis S, Fort A, Settle D, Bailey R - Glob Health Sci Pract (2015)

Participants’ Ratings of the mLearning Training Course Content, Senegal 2013 (N = 20)aaNumber shown on bars represents the number of participants providing that rating. No participants “strongly disagreed” with any of these statements.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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f05: Participants’ Ratings of the mLearning Training Course Content, Senegal 2013 (N = 20)aaNumber shown on bars represents the number of participants providing that rating. No participants “strongly disagreed” with any of these statements.
Mentions: Participants reported very positive experiences with using their mobile phones for training (Table 3). The large majority (90%) noted that using the phone for the course was easy or very easy and that they learned the same or more compared with an in-person course. Participants expressed appreciation for the ability to determine the pace of the course (60%), convenience (55%), and flexibility to access the course anywhere (40%) (Figure 4). The largest criticism was poor mobile network reception (35%). Some participants also noted that the mobile medium did not allow for practical exercises or demonstrations (20%) or interaction with other participants (15%). Most participants agreed or strongly agreed that the course contained new information that they had not learned before (80%) and that the refresher training was pertinent to their jobs (80%) (Figure 5). A large majority strongly agreed that the course improved their knowledge on the subject (85%) and helped them provide better services to their clients (80%).

Bottom Line: Most (90%) participants thought they learned the same or more compared with a conventional course.The mLearning system proved appropriate, feasible, and acceptable to trainees, and it was associated with sustained knowledge gains.Monitoring and evaluation of larger-scale implementation could provide evidence of system effectiveness at scale.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: IntraHealth International Senegal, Dakar, Senegal.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus