Activity Types

Course: A course is a live activity where the learner participates in person. A course is planned as an individual event. Examples: annual meeting, conference, seminar.

Regularly Scheduled Series:  Regularly scheduled series is a course planned as a series with multiple, ongoing sessions, e.g., offered weekly, monthly, or quarterly; and is primarily planned by and presented to the accredited organization’s professional staff. Examples include grand rounds, tumor boards, and morbidity and mortality conferences.

Internet Live Course: An internet live course is an online course available at a certain time on a certain date and is only available in real-time, just as if it were a course held in an auditorium.  Once the event has taken place, learners may no longer participate in that activity.  (Example: webcast)

Internet Activity (Enduring Material):  An internet enduring material activity is available when the learner chooses to complete it.  It is “enduring,” meaning that there is not just one time on one day to participate in it.  Rather, the learner determines when he/she participates. (Examples: online interactive educational module, recorded presentation, podcast).

Performance Improvement: Performance improvement activities are based on a learner’s participation in a project established and/or guided by a provider in which a learner identifies an educational need through a measure of his/her performance in practice, engages in educational experiences to meet the need, integrates learning into patient care and then re-evaluates his/her performance.