Objective

To develop an online, interactive educational tool to deliver an evidence-based clinical practice guideline to faculty members at a Canadian chiropractic college. Second, to evaluate the learning, design, and engagement constructs of the tool in a sample of chiropractic faculty members.

Methods

Using an integrated knowledge translation methodology and the Knowledge to Action Framework, we developed an evidence-based online learning tool. The context of the tool focused on a clinical practice guideline on the management of neck pain. We evaluated the learning, design, and engagement constructs in a sample of faculty members and residents using the Learning Object Evaluation Scale for Students. Participants were also asked to provide suggestions for improvement of the tool.

Results

Sixteen participants completed the evaluation. Most (68.8%) participants were chiropractors, 75% were male and 56% were between the ages of 25 and 44 years. At least 75% of participants agreed that the learning, design, and engagement constructs of the learning tool were adequate. The open-ended suggestions unveiled 3 pedagogical themes, relating to multimedia, thinking skills, and learner control, within the tool that could benefit from further development. These themes informed recommendations to improve the tool.

Conclusion

Our online, interactive, module-based learning tool has sound pedagogical properties. Further research is needed to determine if its use is associated with a change in knowledge.

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Author notes

Leslie Verville is research manager, Knowledge Translation at the Centre for Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation at Ontario Tech University (2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, ON, L1H 7K4, Canada; leslie.verville@uoit.ca). Pierre Côté is a professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Ontario Tech University, director of the Centre for Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation at Ontario Tech University, and Canada Research Chair in Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation at Ontario Tech University [ORCiD https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6986-6676] (2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, ON, L1H 7K4; Canada; 7K4; pierre.cote@uoit.ca). Diane Grondin is an associate professor of research and innovation at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (6100 Leslie Street North, Toronto, ON, M2H 3J1, Canada; dgrondin@cmcc.ca). Silvano Mior is the director of research partnerships and health policy at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and scientist in the Centre for Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation at Ontario Tech University (6100 Leslie Street North, Toronto, ON, M2H 3J1, Canada; smior@cmcc.ca). Robin Kay is a professor in the Faculty of Education at Ontario Tech University (2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, ON, L1H 7K4, Canada; robin.kay@uoit.ca). This article was received August 21, 2019; revised January 13 and February 27, 2020; and accepted April 4, 2020.

Concept development: LV, PC. Design: LV, PC, DG, SM, RK. Supervision: LV, PC, RK. Data collection/processing: LV. Analysis/interpretation: LV, PC, DG, SM. Literature search: LV, PC, DG, SM, RK. Writing: LV. Critical review: LV, PC, DG, SM, RK.