Latest Digest from North TEL Support – 17 December 2019


1.0 News and Information  

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

The North TEL Support Team would like to wish everyone a safe and merry Christmas and a joyous 2020.
We will be here over the Christmas and New Year period for all your TEL queries.

Regional Server access.

Changes are been made to the way in which Trusts access and use the Regional Server.  Current users, who currently access the server via a shared Trust password, are requested to email the North TEL Support team,, to be provided an individual password.

Lectora Online Users

Users of Lectora Online licences provided by HEE are reminded to ensure they use the Google Lectora Online Calendar when booking time to avoid conflicts with others users. Users are also asked to include their licence number with their contact details when booking time as it provides an easy means of identifying which licences are in use.

2.0 New Resources  

 NEWS(2) and deterioration in secondary care

This course is overview of the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) and NEWS2 with supporting case scenarios.The tool which improves the detection and response to clinical deterioration in secondary care, is a key element of patient safety and improving patient outcomes. It provides a single common language for deterioration of patients and it indicates how ‘unwell’ someone is and what action to take. NEWS2 has been used in national hospitals and ambulance Trusts since April 2019.

This course, which will soon be available on the e-Learning for Healthcare Hub, is available from the North TEL support team and the NHS e-Learning Repository.

 New Courses in ESR

For more information about the courses visit ESR User Notice, UN2824 or log onto ESR
Successful Self Care Aware ConsultationsThis course aims to equip healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills to conduct a ‘self-care aware’ consultation for individuals, with a focus on self-treatable conditions

  • 000 Successful Self Care Aware Consultations

MIST (Midwifery Identification, Stabilisation & Transfer of the Sick Newborn)

This e-Learning course is aimed at midwifery and ambulance personnel to support the treatment plan for newborn babies who are, or have the potential to become, unwell following delivery in a community setting.

  • 000 Midwifery Identification, Stabilisation and Transfer of the Sick Newborn


Two new courses have been added to the Endoscopy e-Learning available on ESR. The Endoscopy e-Learning is designed for health and care professionals working in endoscopy.

  • 000 Capsule Endoscopy
  • 000 JETS Workforce

Behaviour Change Literacy for Individuals and Workforce Leaders

Behaviour Change Literacy (BCL) is an understanding of the range of individual, environmental and policy influences that can impact on people’s health behaviours and why they are important

  • 000 Behaviour Change Literacy for Individuals
  • 000 Behaviour Change Literacy for Workforce Leaders

Helping People Living in Cold Home

This e-Learning course has been developed to help people whose health is affected by living in a cold home. It supports health and social care professionals to put NICE Guidance NG6 ‘Excess winter deaths and illness and the health risks associated with cold homes’ into practice.

  • 000 Helping People Living In Cold Homes

Radiation Protection for Vascular Surgeons

This course is designed to deliver the theoretical knowledge required by the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2017 within the UK, tailored towards the radiation safety of staff, patients and the public from the use of radiation within vascular surgery.

  • 000 Radiation Protection for Vascular Surgeons

Act Now

This course is designed to bring to life the contents of the ActNow Grab Guides launched by NHSE/I and the QNI. The course takes the learner through a wealth of resources which highlight how individuals at every level can take personal action to help people get home from hospital sooner or prevent admission altogether.

  • 000 Act Now

Simulation Faculty Development

A series of modules to assist with simulation faculty development and education.

This new module has been designed to specifically help educators, trainers and academics to design, develop and evaluate simulation-based educational resources.

  • 000 Simulation-based Education Design Toolkit

Existing modules in the programme have been renamed as follows:

  • 000 Introduction to Simulation-based Education
  • 000 Educational Theory and Practice for Simulation-based Education
  • 000 Delivering Simulation-based Education Scenarios
  • 000 Debriefing Simulation-based Education Events

Updated modules in ESR

For more information about the courses visit ESR User Notice, UN2824 or log onto ESR

 Image Interpretation

Additional modules have been added to the following courses:

  • 000 Image Interpretation: Technology: X-ray
  • 000 Image Interpretation: Technology: Reviews

3.0 Events 


 Storyboarding 101: How to Visualise your course – 17 December 2019, 18:00 GMT

Before you dive into eLearning development, do you take the time to visualize your entire course from start to finish in a storyboard? Creating a storyboard is a great way to ensure you don’t forget any key learning objectives or requests from your client, subject matter expert, or stakeholder. Plus, a storyboard can help you organize the flow of your course and communicate your ideas to stakeholders. Join instructional designer Dr. Dave Christiansen and learn how to visualize your course with a storyboard. He’ll share his top tips and tricks, drawn from years of experience in instructional design and education.

For more information or to register visit,

Write The Right Multiple-Choice Questions, 19 December 2019, 11:00 AM EST

Multiple-choice questions are the most commonly used testing format because they are efficient. But research shows they are very often poorly written. Poorly written multiple-choice questions put you and your organization at risk and provide data that isn’t useful.
For more information or to register visit,


Copyright literacy and open practice, 22 January 2020, 12:30 GMT

Join us on Wednesday 22 January 2020 for a webinar with Chris Morrison and Jane Secker.In this webinar Chris Morrison and Jane Secker (who run the website will discuss the relationship of copyright literacy (which is the knowledge, skills and behaviours to use copyright content in an ethical way) to open practice.
For more information or to register visit,


Scenario-Based Learning & The Art Of Learner Engagement – Recorded Webinar

Scenario-Based Learning & The Art Of Learner Engagement Scenario-Based Learning is one of the fastest-growing trends in e-Learning.For more information visit,


 W3Cx Introduction to Web Accessibility – starts 28 January 2020

Get a strong foundation in digital accessibility to make your websites and apps work well for people with disabilities, meet international standards, and provide a better user experience for everyone!  This course is designed for technical and non-technical audiences, including developers, designers, content authors, project managers, people with disabilities, and others.For more information or to register:                                                                  


 Complete List of Clinical Simulation Conferences in 2020


4.0 Learning Technology Articles and Information 

5 Questions to Ask When Choosing Fonts for E-Learning

 6 effective ways to use word clouds to increase audience engagement

The Cognitive Science Behind Learning That Resonates: The AGES Model

e-Learning Corrective Feedback: Importance and approach

How to remove nice-to-know information from your e-Learning

How to write great video scripts

Implementing Virtual Reality into Clinical Practice with Oxford Medical Simulation

 Learning and Development Project Checklist

Royal Cornwall Hospital deploys AI tool for secure surgical videos

Teach Through Innovation

Tweetorials — From Early Beginnings to Huge Growth and Beyond

Using Medical Simulation to Fill Healthcare Worker Shortage

Why Mobile Devices Should Be Used In Employee Training


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