Latest Digest from Elearning Support – 14 February 2019

1. News and Information

AMEE Research Committee Grant for Medical Educators working in Resource Constrained Settings (MERCS)

The MERCS grant aims to provide financial support to create opportunities for educational research among HPE scholars working in emerging, disadvantaged, and/or resource-constrained settings.

The deadline for submissions is 31 March 2019.

For more information visit:

Job Vacancy – Educational Adviser, University of York

A vacancy has arisen within the University’s Programme Design and Learning Technology Team for the position of Educational Adviser. This role will provide professional advice and support to academic departments for the development of degree programmes, which may include fully online programmes. Further details of the post are available at: Applications close on 20 February 2019.

2. New Resources

Children’s Oral Health e-learning programme now live

This free e-learning programme provides information and advice about children’s oral health. It is aimed at parents, expectant mothers, early years healthcare workers, teachers, nurses, GPs and the public. Children’s Oral Health Advice programme aims to help learners support children to maintain good oral health. It covers the main causes of tooth decay and simple actions that can be taken to prevent the problem. For more information about the e-learning programme and for details of how to access it visit:

The e-learning assessment is available on the e-LfH Hub and via AICC links.

3. Events


How to Create 360 Video – 20 February 2019 –  1:30 pm EST (6.30 pm GMT)

Marcelo Lewin, Immersive Content Specialist and Founder of, will help you get comfortable creating 360 videos. He’ll help you understand what equipment you need, how it works, and what it takes to make your eLearning videos get the outcome you want. For more information or to register visit,

Discover VideoScribe 6 Mar 2019, 4.00 PM

Learn how to get the best out of VideoScribe in this webinar covering subjects such as:

    • Adding Components to your scribe
    • Setting a Scene
    • Adding Audio

For more information or to register visit,

Conferences / Meetings

Microlearning Summit – Online – 20 & 21 February 2019

Microlearning and the demand for bite-sized learning content is continuing to grow. L&D professionals need to understand what microlearning is as well as how and when to incorporate it into the learning programs they are building.

For more information or to register visit,

The North East Simulation Network (NESN) regional event – Newcastle upon Tyne 21 March 2019

This event will showcase best practice in simulation based medical education from both the North East and around the UK. The event is aimed at a multi-disciplinary audience from all aspect of healthcare and will also feature our TECHnology room programme, led by the NESN tech champions.

For more information or to register visit

The HEE 2019 Clinical Skills and Simulation Conference – Leeds – Wednesday 10 July 2019

Bookings for the HEE 2019 Clinical Skills and Simulation Conference in conjunction with the Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Skills and Simulation Network are now open.

People are also invited to submit an abstract for consideration by the panel, if accepted these will then be published by BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning in a conference abstract supplement available to all delegates.

For more information or to register visit

4. Learning Technology Articles and Information


Education horizon-scanning bulletin –  January 2019 (click here to open in a new window)

A digest of recent studies and articles related to healthcare, nursing and medical education, produced by John Gale at Mid-Cheshire NHS Foundation Trust.

TEL News – January 2019 (click here to open in a new window)

TEL News is your monthly update keeping you up to speed with all the national work on Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) in health and care.

Webinar recordings

20 Hidden tricks in Lectora

SCORM: The Basics and Beyond

Developing Interactive, Mind-blowing eLearning Content in PowerPoint


Why Pilot Evaluation In eLearning And How To Go About It?

How to Use Post Training Survey Questions to Improve your eLearning

Does Video Improve Engagement and Learning?

7 Ways To Tap Into The Power Of Collaborative Learning Support

The Importance Of Mobile-Ready Web Design

Your latest catalogue of Regionally Developed eLearning Courses.

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