The goal was to find out more about the metabolic nature of bariatric surgery. What they found, however, changed the way we think not only about bariatric surgery, but about the nature of obesity itself. The question was, how do they get this groundbreaking information out to the medical community?
By capitalizing on the edX platform and leveraging ExtensionEngine’s expertise in online learning course and platform development, Ethicon was able to develop a world class MOOC and drastically reduce the cost per learning hour by 75%.
ExtensionEngine brought together a team of project managers, instructional designers, software developers, system architects, and quality assurance testers. The team worked hand in hand with Ethicon’s marketing manager and leading bariatric surgeons to develop the course content, direct the video shoots and post production elements, generate assessment data, and track course/user analytics.
The resulting course, released in June 2014
As a result, Ethicon is about to dramatically expand their commitment to online education and make MOOCs the centerpiece of their global learning strategy.