Latest Digest from North TEL Support – September 2021

1.0 News and Information

Communications Channels

A number of regional MS Teams channels have been developed to assist you in networking with others in your area.

These channels are ideal for advertising job vacancies, questions, signposting, recommendations, in general anything that will assist you with your role.

If you are interesting in joining any of these groups, please email

  • E-Learning developer group
  • East of England TEL Group
  • JISC mailing lists
  • London TEL Forum
  • Midlands TEL Group North TEL Group
  • North TEL Group
  • South East TEL Group
  • South West TEL Group
  • TEL-South


Job Vacancy – Technology Enhanced Learning Developer 

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (YAS) are seeking experienced technology-enhanced/digital learning developers with proven skills in developing engaging, high-quality multimedia, eLearning, and interactive online resources to support the educational needs of our staff. You will work closely with educators and subject experts to develop a range of solutions that will enrich and sustain the delivery of learning within YAS. You will also be responsible for developing, maintaining, and supporting the Trusts learning management systems (LMS) and virtual learning environments (VLE), including ESR and Totara. YAS are recruiting for two posts; one permanent, and one 12-months fixed term to support the increasing demands for distance learning and online learning resources.

Further information visit the NHS Job website.  Closing date: 13 September 2021


Regional Forum Dates

 Come join your local regional forum to find out what is happening in your area. These events provide an opportunity for TEL and eLearning leads and developers in your region to come together to network, engage with each other and hear about what is happening with Health Education England Technology Enhanced Learning, ESR and the Learning Hub. 

  • East and West Midlands Forum –  17 September 2021, 10.00am to 12.00pm
  • East of England Forum – 28 September 2021, 10.30am to 1.00pm
  • London Forum – 16 September 2021, 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • North Forum – 15 September 2021, 10.00am to 1.00pm  (To register visit the event registration page)
  • South East Forum – 21 September 2021, 10.00am to 1.00pm
  • South West Forum– 14 September, 2021, 10.30am to 12.30pm

For more information about these events and their chairperson, please contact the HEE TEL team,


Training Dates – Lectora, VideoScribe and CenarioVR

New training dates are now available for Lectora, VideoScribe and CenarioVR,

If you are interested in any of these sessions please visit:

These sessions provide an overview of the product and aim to give you enough confidence to start exploring the system.

If you have any questions please content the North TEL Support Team,

2.0 New Resources

e-Learning for Healthcare

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare

For more details on the programmes mentioned below, visit TEL News – August 2021 or the e-Learning for Healthcare website.

New elearning programmes

  • Home First, Act Now programme
  • Introduction to Integrated Care Systems for Early Career Pharmacy Professionals programme
  • Keyworking for Children and Young People with a Learning Disability, Autism or Both
  • Long COVID
  • Maternity Support Worker
  • Podiatry Undergraduate and Post Graduate apprenticeship course
  • Pharmacy Practice and Educational Supervisor Training
  • Supporting Unpaid Carers programme

Updated elearning programmes

  • All Our Health
  • Essentials of Wound Care
  • Flu Immunisation
  • London Transformation and Learning Collaborative
  • MindEd ​​​​​​​
  • Paramedics
  • National Breast Imaging Academy
  • Sexual Health and HIV


For more details on the courses mentioned below, please refer to ESR User Notice, UN3065, or log onto ESR.

New courses

  • xxx 000 Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products
  • 000 Introduction to Integrated Care Systems
  • 000 BOOST: Introduction to opioid substitution treatment (OST)
  • 000 BOOST: How Do I Support Service Users to Start OST?
  • 000 BOOST: Optimising OST including Continued Use On Top
  • 000 BOOST: How Do I Support Someone to get the Most Out of OST?
  • 000 BOOST: Optimising OST Including Switching Medication
  • 000 BOOST: How Do I Support People to Reduce and Stop OST?
  • 00 Long COVID and Post-COVID-19 Syndrome

Renamed courses

  • 000 Act Now  has changed to 000 Home First, Act Now


3.0 Events


Stop the Sameness! Reimagining Virtual Experiences to Combat Disengagement – 14 September 2021, 7:00 PM BST

This conversation, will focus on the need for corporations to reimagine the digital and virtual experiences they offer their workforce, to take risks and get creative in their communications, and to explore new platforms to boost engagement and eliminate employees’ overwhelming feelings of “sameness.”
For more information or to register visit the event On20 website

Face-To-Face In A Virtual World – 14 September 2021, 4:00 PM BST

When it comes to learners’ experience, recreating the personal in a virtual world is now a global challenge. How should a training session look in the post-lockdown era? And, more importantly, how feasible is to ease the transition and provide more learner-centered experiences? Join Jack Quantrill and Stefan Eger from Learning Pool and stay updated.
For more information or to register visit the eLearning Industry Webinar registration page.

VRoom! Getting Started in VR Training – 16 September 2021, 6:00 PM BST

Do you want to create immersive learning that increases retention and engagement? John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO and creator of CenarioVR, is here to help you get started.
In this webinar, he’ll walk you through 4 areas that are critical to getting your VR training project off the ground and rockin’.

  • Where to find project inspiration
  • How to get management buy-in
  • Tips and tricks for filming scenes
  • Scenario creation best practices

For more information or to register visit the GotoWebinar website

 Designing Blended Learning Solutions That Work – 21 September 2021,  4:00 PM BST

Today’s learners demand the flexibility of anytime, anywhere learning on their preferred devices. That is, holistic blended learning approaches are more relevant than ever! So, do you want to expand your training initiatives with hybrid learning? Then, join this session and explore how to design and build a learning solution that enables continual learning and offers an enjoyable journey for your learners!

To watch this recording visit eLearning Industry registration page.


Webinars: recordings

Why Educators Are Becoming Instructional Designers—And How You Can Too

In this webinar, Michelle Pletch, Associate Instructional Designer at eLearning Brothers Custom Solutions, shared what skills classroom educators bring to online training and key things you can do to prepare for a career change.

To watch this recording visit eLearning Brothers site.



Adobe eLearning World 2021 – 21-23 September 2021

Join this virtual eLearning conferences and get key insights into the ever-changing world of eLearning!

For more information or to register visit the Adobe Elearning World registration page.

4.0 Learning Technology Articles and Information

TEL News – August 2021  

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.


Education Bulletin August 2021

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



The articles listed below are not endorsed, but you may find them of interest.


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Michelle and Kyle
North TEL Support
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