Major Enhancements to an Existing Elearning

The Challenge:

Back in 2007, Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) sought to develop a comprehensive off-the-shelf online learning course for hospitals and medical centers to equip their Institutional Review Board (IRB) members and Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) staff for their roles by presenting the fundamental concepts as well as demonstrating the ethical principles and regulatory frameworks that govern their day-to-day work. PRIM&R engaged Illumina at that time to create the course, and it had been used very successfully for a decade. Based on their continued relationship with Illumina, PRIM&R came to Illumina again in early 2018 to update the look and feel as well as the content, and also to enable PRIM&R to make on-going future modifications to the course themselves.

The Solution:

Illumina and PRIM&R implemented a new, fresh design for the course. The content was updated to cover additional topics and reflect new regulatory developments and examples from the most recent decade. At the same time, the new course reused images from a custom photo shoot done with the original course to present a simulated IRB discussion. The new course also retained the engaging, interactive style of the original course. For increased flexibility, Illumina trained a PRIM&R staff member in the use of Articulate Storyline, the development tool used to create the modules, attaining PRIM&R’s goal of handling additional updates themselves.