MERGENER FORMULA

by Stephen Z. Fadem, M.D., FACP, FASN

0.9 X [-22.3+(0.00209*w)+(2.78*q)+(15.5*d)]
NUMBER OF WORDS* (w)
NUMBER OF QUESTIONS (q)
DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY (d)

NUMBER OF MINUTES =
NUMBER OF HOURS =

Very Easy1
Somewhat Easy2
Moderate3
Difficult4
Very Difficult5

USEFUL RESOURCES FOR ONLINE LEARNING:

Mergener, M.A. (1991). A preliminary study to determine
the amount of continuing education credit to award for home study
programs, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 55:263-266.

FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) Manual of Policies
and Procedures Office of Traning and Communications MAPP 4550.5

http://www.fda.gov/cder/mapp/4550.5R.pdf

Bloom's Taxonomy - http://eduscapes.com/tap/topic69.htm

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) - http://www.accme.org/

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) - http://www.nursecredentialing.org/

SCORM® from Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL)

*excludes tables and charts