Latest Digest from North TEL Support – 17 September 2020

1.0 News and Information

Training – Lectora, Cenario VR and Videoscribe

Introductory training and support is available for Lectora Online, CenarioVR and VideoScribe.  If you or your team would like a short overview of how to use any of these applications, please contact us. Even if you are not a new user we can create a session to suit your needs.
For more details, please contact the North TEL Support Team,

Access to Lectora Shared Licences – National interest

Lectora is a content authoring tool used to create a wide range of e-learning.  Expressions of interest are being taken for Trusts across the country to access one of the Lectora Online shared licences funded by HEE. Until now these licences have only been offered to Trusts across the North but there is the potential to offer these licence more widely.  As these licences are shared, they may not suit full time developers and all materials developed need to be available to the wider NHS Lectora community.
If you would like more information or to express interest in accessing one of these accounts, please email us at

Learning Hub

The Learning Hub,, is a digital platform that provides easy access to a wide range of resources that are pertinent to education and training in health and care. Organisations and users can contribute and share resources.
Keep up to date with the new functionality that is being released visit
For more information follow the Learning Hub on Twitter: @HEE_TEL, or visit to read blogs about the journey so far.

All Our Health e-learning Sessions – e-Learning for Healthcare

The All Our Health e-learning sessions have been developed to provide a bite-sized introduction to the wide range of topics covered within the All Our Health framework. Within these sessions, you’ll find signposting to trusted sources of helpful evidence, guidance and support. You can dip in and out of the content as and when you need it.
For more information visit

2.0 Events


How to make compelling interview podcasts – 17 Sep 2020, 18:00 BST

In this session, you’ll discover what it takes to create informative and engaging interview podcasts that help the bottom line: your learning objectives.
For more information or to register visit

Introducing Medical Improv: An Experiential Learning Strategy to Improve Communication & Collaboration – 22 September 2020, 23.00 BST

Medical Improv is an experiential teaching tool that can be used to promote ‘soft’ skills such as; emotional intelligence, communication, teamwork and leadership skills in healthcare professionals. It is different from improv comedy because the focus is on learning instead of performing. In this emerging field, practitioners adapt the “Yes And” principle from improv to facilitate a variety of safe and fun learning experiences.
For more information or to register visit


Conversion From ILT To VILT Sessions: Replicating The Real Classroom Virtually – 24 September 2020, 16.00 BST

During this session, you will explore how activities such as annotations, chat rooms, and breakout rooms can be used effectively! Furthermore, you will get useful insights into designing instructional material exclusively for the virtual classroom, like facilitator guides, participant handouts, reference materials for activities, etc.
For more information or to register visit


10 Advantages Of Implementing Social Learning And User-Generated Content  – 29 September 2020, 17.00 BST

Interested to learn more about these technologies? Then, just join Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe Head of Digital Learning Evangelism in this webinar! He will provide an insightful and practical introduction to social media and User-Generated Content as a tool to develop a training-friendly culture! Furthermore, Dr. Partridge will explain the value of social learning and User-Generated Content tools. So, by attending this webinar, you will discover pragmatic arguments for a social and UGC system to support your organization’s L&D culture!
For more information or to register visit


Webinar – recordings

A Design Thinking Approach To Digital And Blended Learning (recording)


Best Practices for Designing Meaningful, Compelling and Long-Lasting Virtual Learning Experiences (recording)


TICE Virtual Conference: Adapting Your L&D Strategy in the Face of Disruption (recording)


Conference  (Online)

eLBX Online 2020 – 15-18 September 2020

Join eLearning Brothers for four days of virtual presentations covering all aspects of eLearning. Bringing together experts from across the industry to share their knowledge and experience with you in a series of live webinars and keynote presentations. Topics include

  • Instructional Design & Development.
  • Developing for Immersion & Engagement
  • Cutting Down Development Time
  • How Users Experience Learning

For more information or to register visit

Training Industry Leader Talk: Learning Technologies – 30 September 2020, 11.00 – 15.00 BST

During this Training Industry Leader Talk series, executives from Administrate, Benchprep, BizLibrary and WhatFix will share their insights on emerging technologies in the industry and tactics for learning leaders to navigate the constantly evolving tech landscape.
For more information or to register visit


HTN Summit NHS – 21-22 September 2020

HTN Summit 2020 is two days of digital events to share experiences and learnings, and to collaborate with peers across the country. The live sessions will cover a range of topics that include developing digital literacies, the nursing role within health tech, health tech strategies, interoperability, clinical engagement, data consolidation, robotic process automation, lessons learned and more. The presenters will talk about their role and the work they are involved in, aiming to share what they have done, how they have done it and what they have learned.
The events are entirely free for NHS/healthcare professionals.
For more information or to register visit,

Learning Pool Live Online – Autumn/Fall – 15 October 2020, 14.00 – 17.00 BST

Join Learning Pool as they look at ‘Learning data; Beyond the dashboard’. From reporting and analysing to prediction and automation. You’ll hear from:

  • Megan Torrance, CEO at Torrance Learning
  • Josh Bersin, Global Industry Analyst and Dean at Josh Bersin Academy.
  • Professor Donald Clark, CEO at WildFire and author of the new book ‘Artificial Intelligence for Learning’,
  • Ben Betts, CPO at Learning Pool

For more information or to register visit

Digital health and care: learning from Covid-19 – 2-5 November 2020

In this event The King’s Fund bring together top experts from the NHS and other parts of the digital health system to discuss the lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic. From the benefits of emergency data gathering in order to work on new treatments, to the transfer of primary care services online, Covid-19 has been the catalyst bringing about the long-discussed digital revolution. With almost every part of the system shaken by Covid-19, was all digital change positive and what are the challenges still left to tackle?
For more information or to register visit

4.0 Learning Technology Articles and Information

Education horizon-scanning bulletin August 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.

TEL News – August 2020

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.


3 Ways To Build Camaraderie In The Virtual Classroom

70:20:10 Learning Model: How to Enhance It with Technology

Adding Interactivity to “basic” Online Courses

Alder Hey uses HoloLens for greater collaboration during Covid-19

Applying human-centered design to virtual conference planning

‘Digital poverty’ risks leaving students behind

A Dozen Tips to Work Effectively With Your SMEs

Eliminating Bias In AI With Implicit Bias Training

Future of learning technology is invisible AI – AI is new UI…

Gamified E-learning in medical terminology: the TERMInator tool

How to (Actually) Save Time When You’re Working Remotely

How to Scaffold ELearning Content: Effective strategies and tactics to consider

An Introduction to Colour Theory for Video Creators

Medical Simulation Center Readiness: Navigating Essential Changes From COVID-19

Motivating Adults to Learn

Performance Matters | A 5 Moments of Need Podcast Series

Rethinking VR In Training: Value For Reality

Robots to be used in UK care homes to help reduce loneliness

Stepping up: the manager’s role in optimising virtual team learning

Tech enhanced learning in universities ‘far from the mainstream’

Tips For Educators Dealing With “Covid-19 Brain”

Why ‘pit stop thinking’ is what L&D needs now


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