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Blended Learning: Tips for Successful Clinical Trial Training

Blended Learning: Tips for Successful Clinical Trial Training

What is the best way to train study sites for a clinical trial? An onsite meeting? CRA training at the study site? Virtual meetings? On-demand modules? 

While all of these are good options, blending these together can provide you the best option. 

Blending learning combines live interactive training with self-paced on-demand training, which can include assessments or exercises to reinforce learning objectives. You can attend in-person meetings or virtual/hybrid meetings in real time with interactive discussions and Q&A, while standard training or non-protocol specific training can be taken via an eLearning portal. 

Of course, one size does not fit all and every trial will be different, but, by taking certain aspects of your clinical trials virtual, you’ll start seeing the benefits very quickly! 

Cost 

One of the biggest differentiators that you’ll see when you bring part of your clinical trials online is the cost savings. Different studies have shown that you can see savings of 50-90%! By cutting down on travel and allowing people to participate on their own schedule, you’ll also be saving a lot of time. 

Faster Scheduling 

By cutting down on travel time, virtual programs provide greater scheduling flexibility, allowing clinical trial training to be completed in a fraction of the time of training held at traditional investigator meetings or through Site Initiation visits. 

Recruitment 

By bringing aspects of the clinical trial online, you’re now opening yourself up to a wider array of participants. Now that participating has become more convenient you should see an uptick in recruitment and diversity.  

Data

By using digital tools, trainee data is collected passively and reported back to the administrator without extra work. This data shows that a trainee comprehends training through exercises, assessments, and through engagement exercises. Everything a trainee does online is fully documented. In addition, items such as polling questions and questions that are asked during live virtual trainings are recorded as well. This allows for increased adherence to compliance and the reduction of compliance-related queries.

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