Latest Digest from North TEL Support – 16 July 2020

1.0 News and Information

Content Freeze – North Regional Server

Work to upgrade the North Regional Server begins next Wednesday, 22 July, at 8.00 am. While this will not impact e-Learning users, you will not be able to add or modify any existing content until 8.00am Wednesday 29 July.

Should there be an urgent need to access the server during this time, or have any questions, please contact the North TEL Support Team, or 07 824 524 969.

HEE North Forum – Invitation to attend

Everyone has done remarkable things to rework face to face training and we want to hear about them – did you continue face to face training but with small groups or turn all your training to virtual classrooms or into e-Learning? Please come and join us at the HEE North Forum and tell us how your L&D and TEL have changed over the last four months and what support or resources HEE can provide for the future. Not only will it be a good opportunity to hear and learn about what others done, you will have the opportunity to provide input into how HEE TEL, and the North TEL Support Team, can better assist you.

There are two session planned 23 July, 9.30-12.30 and 4 August 13.00 – 16.00.

For more information, or to register visit or contact the North TEL Support Team,

Lectora account changes

Over the next few months we will be changing Lectora Online accounts to give better access. Trusts will no longer be restricted to only one licence but will be open to using all licences. We will be contacting you Trust by Trust to organise this change over.

If you have any concerns or questions about this change please contact us,

Regional Server accounts

With the upgrade of the Regional Server next week we will be starting to implement the change from single Trust sign-ins to individual accounts starting with Trusts in the North East. If you are a regional server user, or know someone who is, and have not applied for individual account now it the time to do so.

Please contact the North TEL Support Team,

Remote teaching solution

Health Education England (HEE) continues to support the education and training of the existing and future health and care workforce during the response to the pandemic by introducing a remote teaching solution.

An interim hybrid solution that incorporates Microsoft Teams and HEE’s recently launched platform, the Learning Hub has been launched. Teams will be used for the delivery of the training and the Learning Hub will be used as the hosting solution for the recordings for participants unable to attend live training sessions or those who wish to revisit training sessions. A series of training resources are being created which will be made available to support learners, trainers and local and regional administrators.

For more information please visit,

2.0 Events


Flipped Learning 2.0 – A Learning Theory Updated for a Virtual World – 23 July 2020, 18:00 BST

In this lively session on July 23rd, Domenic Caloia, Senior Learning Developer from Johnson Controls and regular conference speaker, will demonstrate how to combine the familiar Flipped Learning Model with cutting-edge adaptive design techniques to create a personalized experience. This just might be the solution you need to engage distance learners, get superior results, and simplify virtual group training sessions.

For more information or to register visit,

Blended Learning: A Formidable Tool To Flatten The Forgetting Curve – 23 July 2020, 16:00 BST

This webinar will help you design a trail mix for blended learning using the “job-task” inventory matrix. Join an interactive session with polls and Q&As to explore the elements of blended learning, how they can be juxtaposed with the forgetting curve, roadmaps you can implement in your organization, and more.

For more information or to register visit,

VR Training Program Case Study: Aggressive Behaviour De-Escalation At CHRISTUS Health – 30 July 2020, 16:00 BST

In this session, Tobias J. Washington from CHRISTUS Health and Emily Cooper from SweetRush will share the behind-the-scenes story of a de-escalation of aggressive behaviour VR learning program. The webinar explore topics such as making the choice to use Virtual Reality and how to gain buy-in. In addition, how to navigate the changing landscape of technology, and the use of scenario-based learning. This case study presentation will show you how to weave these elements together to create a cohesive and effective VR training program.

For more information or to register visit,

3.0 Learning Technology Articles and Information

Education horizon-scanning Bulletin – June 2020

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

New blended learning nursing degree offers flexibility and choice

Your latest catalogue of Regionally Developed eLearning Courses.

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