How do you engage the mature, traditionally taught, CiPD student into the new world of Elearning? The increase in political and public awareness, in tandem with open communication channels in the NHS, has seen more media attention being drawn to infection prevention and control. It is a global subject and affects all avenues of healthcare. The classroom taught module attracts healthcare professionals from a range of clinical areas. Working within healthcare, service demands often mean post-registration students are unable to access study leave due to service demands. Development and implementation of an E Learning module seeks to reach a wider audience, while having minimal impact on staffing levels. Healthcare workers need to move from independence to interdependence in their learning if they are to develop as self-directed, life-long learners. If communication is at the heart or educational interaction, then Elearning should be viewed as a transformative process that provides opportunities to improve the learning experience. This paper seeks to explore, through reflective practice, how to simplify and normalise the student experience when first engaging in Elearning activity, through provision of induction and a guide to accessing the study materials.
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - Sept 2007|
|Event||Northumbria Conference 2007: Enhancing the Student Experience - Newcastle Upon Tyne|
Duration: 11 Sept 2007 → …
|Conference||Northumbria Conference 2007: Enhancing the Student Experience|
|Period||11/09/07 → …|