Digest from Elearning Support – 27 March 2019

1. News and Information

North TEL Event – Save the date  

Save Tuesday 11 June 2019 in your diaries for the next North TEL Event at Northumbria University, Newcastle. With a general theme of Immersive Technologies the event promises to be a great occasion to learn more about what is happening with TEL in the NHS, as well as being an excellent opportunity to meet colleagues across the North. Registration will begin at 10.00 am. The venue is within easy access to public transport. Keep an eye out more details in future digests.

Job Vacancy – ICT Learning Technology Analyst

Come and join our team!
Yorkshire Ambulance Service is seeking to recruit a Learning Technology Analyst to work as part of the North e-Learning Support Team.
The role is extremely varied and requires the post holder to be highly organised and an efficient coordinator with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Key duties include:

  • Providing support on various learning technologies and systems
  • Problem solving in relation to technical support queries
  • Facilitating regular webinars on creating and publishing e-Learning
  • Maintaining procedures and guidelines for learning technologies
  • Preparing data and reports for external customers

For more information please visit https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/?vac_ref=915503820
The closing date for applications is 8 April 2019.

HEAT Awards – Nominate someone

Do you know someone who is using technology in an innovative and effective way to improve the NHS particularly through education and training? Help recognise their efforts by nominating them for the “Digital and TEL Innovator of the Year Award”.

HEE is running the HEAT Awards celebrating healthcare education and training and one of the categories “Digital and TEL Innovator of the Year Award” needs more nominations.

Please nominate someone or share details of the awards with those you work with.
The nominations close on 5 April 2019.
For more information see flyer.

Help wanted for ‘Train the Healthcare Trainer’

Nick Napper, from Tauton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, is looking to film ‘some really good NHS trainers in action’. The videos are for a ‘Train the Healthcare Trainer’ course he is building for a MOOC on the FutureLearn platform under the HEE banner. As part of the development there needs to be trainers and trainees who are representative of England’s diversity.

If you feel that you can assist, please email Nick directly, Nick.Napper@tst.nhs.uk

Evidence standards framework for digital health technologies

As digital health technologies develop at an increasing pace, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have worked with partners to develop standards that ensure new technologies are clinically effective and offer economic value. The aim of the standards is to make it easier for innovators and commissioners to understand what good levels of evidence for digital healthcare technologies look like, while meeting the needs of the health and care system, patients, and users.

For more information or to download a copy of the standard visit https://www.nice.org.uk/about/what-we-do/our-programmes/evidence-standards-framework-for-digital-health-technologies

ESR Release 42 Webinars

The NHS Central Team will be delivering two webinars to inform ESR stakeholders and end users of upcoming developments in ESR Release 42 (due for release on the weekend of the 29th March). For more information about the webinars and release 42 please see user notice UN2725.

2. New Resources

Population Wellbeing Portal goes live

The Portal offers free e-Learning resources, training and education in population health, wellbeing and prevention. It acts as a central location for free training and education resources relating to the health and wellbeing of the public including links to e-Learning, toolkits, videos, webinars and various publications.

For more information about the Portal visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/population-wellbeing-portal/

Prescribing Simulator tool for prescribers now live on e-LfH Hub

The Prescribing Simulator is a formative assessment tool for all prescribers to develop their prescribing skills. On accessing the Prescribing Simulator users are presented with clinical scenarios in a hospital setting that require a medicine to be prescribed using an electronic prescription form. The prescription is then automatically scored, and feedback is provided to guide the user as to where improvements can be made. While the scenarios on the Prescribing Simulator are written in a hospital setting the cases are relevant to general practitioners, pharmacists and other prescribing groups.

For more information about the Prescribing Simulator visit https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/prescribing-simulator/ 

3. Events


A Beginner’s Guide to 508 Compliance –  1 April 2019, 1.00 PM EDT, 5.00 PM GMT

This session will compare and contrast the goals and results of designing and developing e-Learning for usability versus accessibility. Laura Silver, Chief Operating Officer at Trivantis, will look at some use cases that highlight the business case for accessible design, and dig into the basics of Accessibility, Section 508, and WCAG. You’ll learn how and when accessibility can lead to improved usability with concrete examples and approaches to implement in your e-Learning development.

For more information or to register visit https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4158742600058503427

Convert Classroom Training to Blended Learning using your Creativity & Adobe Technology – 2 April 2019, 4.00 PM GMT

Katrina Marie Baker, Senior Learning Evangelist at Adobe, will provide food for thought on the following points:

  • Benefits of blended learning as they relate to the learner and organization
  • How to incorporate classroom experiences with other types of course content to engage learners
  • Ways learning technology can add value and make it easier to develop and deliver blended learning
  • Understand how the Fluidic player can help you leverage fully blended courses in your training programs

For more information or to register visit https://elearningindustry.com/webinars/convert-classroom-training-to-blended-learning-using-creativity-adobe-technology

Give Your Microlearning Strategy a Makeover – 17 April 2019, 7:00 PM GMT

Microlearning isn’t just a way to design new learning; it can be a way to revitalize existing content too.

The session will cover:

  • How microlearning builds engagement and retention in the learner’s brain
  • A step-by-step method for evaluating existing content to determine if it is a good fit for a microlearning approach
  • A design methodology to convert existing legacy designs into effective microlearning modules
  • How to apply the same methodology to develop new microlearning modules

For more information or to register visit https://www.elearninglearning.com/frs/9884829/give-your-microlearning-strategy-a-makeover/email 

Conferences / Workshops 

Learning Technologies Awards Showcase – London – 29 March 2019

The Learning Technologies Awards, which are judged by the eLN, represent the best the industry has to offer. At this event, you can see for yourself what it takes to be best in class. The people behind the prizes will be there to showcase their work and share their own backstories.

For more information visit https://elearningnetwork.org/events/learning-technologies-2018-awards-showcase/

Use of Video in Higher Education: Theory and Practice – University of Oxford – 16 April 2019

Collaborative symposium (unconference) bringing together researchers and practitioners who are interested in use of video in higher education. Submissions of discussion topics welcome.

For more information or to register visit https://go.alt.ac.uk/2XgXR5T

Ergonomics & Human Factors 2019 – Stratford-upon-Avon – 29 April-1 May 2019

The Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors will be holding a three day event covering a range of topics including, Aviation, Healthcare, Cognition, Technology and, Tools and Methods.

In addition there will be a parallel programme of presentations and posters about research, developments and applications from leading professionals working across all sectors. It’s a unique forum for learning and exchange of ideas and information enabling expansion of the discipline on an international stage.

For more information visit; https://events.ergonomics.org.uk/event/ehf2019/

RIME 2019 – Denmark –  23-24 May 2019

The themes for the RIME 2019 conference are going to be Clinical reasoningWork-place based learning, and Simulation.

RIME 2019 aims to strengthen research collaborations between medical education scientists in Europe and to provide a platform, through which junior scientists can receive feedback and mentorship for their research projects.

For more information visit https://www.regionh.dk/CAMES-english/RIME2019/Pages/default.aspx

Call for Proposals/ Propose a session

TELFest 2019 – Sheffield – 1-4 July 2019.

This year’s TELFest will be taking place between the 1 – 4 July 2019. The event is designed to help academic and teaching staff make the most of technology to enrich their practice, and showcase the best in innovation of learning ad teaching. This year they are particularly interested in submissions that cover the following topics: Programme-level Approach, Assessment & Feedback, Accessibility & Inclusivity, Students as Partners, and Classroom Engagement.

The deadline for submission is: 12 April 2019, 6pm.

For more information visit http://www.shef.ac.uk/telfest

OEB Global –  Berlin, 27-29 November 2019

OEB Global, Europe’s largest international conference and exhibition on digitally enhanced learning and training, aims to lead the discussion on how we should reshape and rediscover learning and training in an era of rapid change, in which learning will be at the heart of life and work. The overall theme is  ‘Discovering Learning’, with sub-themes including ‘Frictionless digital learning: engaging learners for action’; New roles and competences of educators, L&D teams and partners’; Evolving learning technologies: EdTech and digital transformation’; ‘Content, knowledge and the mind’; Collecting, protecting and measuring key data’; Closing the skills gap with learning and training’; ‘The new home of learning: operational excellence, spaces, ecosystem’.

Submission deadline: 30 April 2019.

For more information visit https://oeb.global/programme

4. Learning Technology Articles and Information

Flash to HTML5 Conversion – In-house or Outsource? [Infographic]


Creating WebVR Experiences using Scapic Editor [Webinar recording]


Liverpool launches ‘Livernerds Lab’ to test the latest digital technologies 7th March 2019, Digital Health News


8 Types Of Flipped Learning Classrooms And Tools To Build Them


Perfecting eLearning Assessments: 7 Factors To Keep An Eye On


A revolution in healthcare training (and simulation)


Your latest catalogue of Regionally Developed eLearning Courses.

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