Latest Digest from Elearning Support – 15 July 2019

1. News and Information

 HEE Learning survey

Health Education England (HEE) have commissioned a new learner experience survey to provide details of how different staff groups are using technology to access education and their experiences of using technology enhanced learning (TEL). The results of the survey will enable HEE to make important decisions about where to focus their attention.

A personalised link for your Trust or organisation can be made available, meaning your organisation can have a personalised report into learner attitudes and behaviours. If this is of interest, please contact

To complete the survey visit:

The survey is open until 18 July 2019, anonymous and easy to complete, taking on average 15 minutes of your time.

2. New Resources

 New Courses in ESR

The following course are now available in ESR:

  • 000 Personal Health Budgets
  • 000 Prescribing and Providing Medicines Advice

For more information log into ESR or see ESR UN2767 – National e-Learning Content Changes available on K-Base:

Changes to National competencies in ESR

Updates have been made to CSTF competencies to reflect the guidance within UK Core Skills Training Framework Statutory/Mandatory Subject Guide Version 1.6.
The changes relate to the following

  • Safeguarding Children levels 1 – 3
  • Resuscitation – Level 3
  • Preventing Radicalisation Levels 1 – 5

For more information see ESR User Notice UN2772 available on K-Base:

NEWS2 from Sheffield Teaching Hospital

Sheffield Teaching Hospital (STH) have developed a NEWS2 course that they are willing to share with other Trusts. While some of the content is STH specific the source files are available for updating. The course can be previewed at
If you are interested is this course please contact the North TEL Support Team,

3. Events


A Panel Talk on Immersive Audio with Industry Professionals – 16 July 2019, 7:00 PM (PST), 3:00 AM (BST)
Join in a really fun evening chatting all about Immersive Audio with industry experts!
Topics covered will include what 360 audio is and how to use it. As well as the differences between 360 audio, immersive audio, spatial audio, 3D audio and more!
For more information or to register visit:

Learning Analytics In Higher Education: Struggles & Successes – 24 July 2019, 3:00 PM (PST), 11:00 PM (BST)
In recent years there has been a growing interest in moving from learning analytics research to practice, and in implementing analytics to more effectively support learning and teaching in formal education. Part 2 of the Learning Analytics in Higher Education series, will go deeper into learning analytics, and illustrate its wide-ranging potential using use cases and examples from UBC and beyond.
To register visit:

The benefits of using VR for tests, assessments and exams – 25 July 2019, 3:00 PM (BST)
This webinar will highlight the key benefits of using VR for tests, assessments and exams, how to develop and deliver them, and how the data generated can provide greater insight than from traditional assessment methods.
To  register visit:

Four Ways to Create Learning That People Will Love, Using Games and Immersive Technologies – 26 July 2019, 12:00 PM (BST)
This webinar will look at four examples where digital games and immersive technologies, like VR and 360°video, are not only ‘wowing’ audiences but achieving real business impact. You’ll see how companies, including Tetra Pak, Royal Mail and Yum! Brands (the company behind KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell), are addressing key challenges through immersive experience and game play.
For more information or to register:


Human Factors Approach to Practical Procedures – London – 16 September 2019
This intensive one day course explores the Human Factors involved in common clinical skills.
The programme consists of small group workshops, case discussions about real events that resulted in adverse outcomes and clinical skills stations for hands-on practice.
For more information or to register visit:

4. Learning Technology Articles and Information


Education horizon-scanning Bulletin – June 2019 (attached)

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 – July 2019
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.

e-Learning / Immersive Technologies

ID and e-Learning Links 7/9/19

The Now and Next of Learning & Technology: Slides and Additional Resources

5 Tips for Building e-Learning Courses That Are Easy to Maintain

Microsoft Tools Bring VR Access to Low-Vision, Blind Users

Design Thinking in L&D Brings Innovation and Empathy

Learner experiences of a blended course incorporating a MOOC on Haskell functional programming


11 Key Terms to Help Colleagues Learn About Healthcare Simulation

11 More Key Terms to Help Your Healthcare Simulation Program Develop Faster

Oxford Medical Simulation Transforms Healthcare Education with Virtual Reality

Australia’s NHET-Sim Program Offers International Simulation Champions Online Courses for Next to Nothing!

Your latest catalogue of Regionally Developed e-Learning Courses.

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