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Abstract: SA-PO025

Online Quizzes Based on Nephrology Social Media Coverage: A Novel Enduring Educational Material

Session Information

  • Educational Research
    November 09, 2019 | Location: Exhibit Hall, Walter E. Washington Convention Center
    Abstract Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Category: Educational Research

  • 800 Educational Research


  • Bajpai, Divya P., Seth G.S.M.C. & K.E.M.Hospital, MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA, India
  • Conjeevaram, Arvind, The Bangalore Hospital, Bangalore, India
  • Desai, Tejas, East Carolina University - Brody School of Medicine, Greenville, North Carolina, United States

The ACGME defines an enduring educational material as one that can be repeatedly utilized for learning purposes. Social media education, however, poses a challenge in creating enduring materials. Learning from tweets is difficult because of a large number of tweets posted rapidly and poor Twitter search engine. A quiz employs active learning which helps develop critical thinking and enhances interest in knowledge acquisition. The ISNeducation team created online quizzes to package scientific tweets into a readily useable enduring educational material. This is a pilot study to evaluate them as a tool to disseminate knowledge and improve social media learning.


Each monthly quiz is untimed MCQ based learning activity, consisting of 10-20 questions. Questions are derived from the most informative tweets on a concept covered in a recent nephrology conference. Answers, scores, and global ranking are revealed in real-time. Each question also has an explanation with a link to the original supportive evidence-based tweet. Learner details and scores are recorded. The quizzes can be freely shared via a link on Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp and the top scorers for each quiz are acknowledged at the end of the month.


6 quizzes were analyzed on the following topics: Glomerular diseases, AKI, Potassium disorders, Advances in membranous nephropathy, SGLT2 inhibitors, and WCN 2019 twitter coverage. 2,337 users visited the quiz page and 1,133 completed the quiz. Maximum participation was seen from Asia (35%) followed by North America (15.5%). The median score was 5 (for 10 questions quiz) and 9.5 (for 19 questions quiz). is the link for a running collection of quizzes URL.


Online quizzes highlight informative evidence-based tweets from which learning can occur at any time and location, fulfilling ACGME criteria as an enduring educational material. They have the potential for augmenting active learning and also to improve the reach of conferences globally. With free access and minimum time required they also enhance the interest of medical graduates in the field of nephrology.

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