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  1. 1. NLH and eLearning Presented by Angie Clarke (Head of Service)
  2. 2. My Background with eLearning • Further Education  Worked as a Learning Resource Manager for Hull FE/HE. I was responsible for the development of eLearning resources from 1998-2001. I worked with a number of systems including Blackboard, Oracle i- Learn,WebCT and Teknical • Primary Care  Joined South Humber HA in Feb 2001 TUPE’d to North East Lincs Primary Care by summer 2001. Primary Care worked with North Lincs and Goole Acute Services to deliver a small eLearning pilot mainly on Fire-training between 2002 and 2003 • North and East Yorks and Northern Lincs SHA  Worked to deliver an eLearning system to 18 Trusts in NYNL SHA to support the NEYNL eLearning strategy written to support “Working Together Learning Together”. After tender process SERCO Learning system was chosen as the platform
  3. 3. My Background in eLearning • CLU  I was asked by the NHSU in summer 2004 to find a safe home for the statutory and mandatory learning programmes they had produced before they were dissolved as an organisation.  I worked with the Core Learning unit which was housed by South Yorks SHA to repurpose and make accessible, Working for the NHS,Fire,Health and Safety and Manual Handling and Lifting. I also worked with them to develop a learning platform which would be accessible to all Trusts and which could house other packages such as Diversity. • Nationally  I have worked with the National eLearning Operational Group which were responsible for producing the NHS eLearning Framework and the NHS eLearning roadmap
  4. 4. NLH – Contribution to eLearning • Background  The National Library for Health is a modern, integrated, hybrid service that aims to be ‘the best, most trusted health related knowledge service in the world’. • Objectives  To further develop the value of NLH, a repository of e-learning materials will be created, to contain e-learning packages that NLH can offer to their customer base. Building on from that, a scoping study will be carried out to assess requirements such as technical specifications and essential features. • Related Projects  CfH (Connecting for Health)  RITI (Radiology Integrated Training Initiative)  CLU (Core Learning Unit)  ESR (Electronic Staff Record)  SfH (Skills for Health)  NHS-HE Connectivity Project
  5. 5. NLH – Contribution to eLearning • Rationale  The mission of the NHS Institute (supported by the NLH) is to “improve health outcomes and raise the quality of delivery in the NHS by accelerating the uptake of proven innovation and improvements in healthcare delivery models and processes, medical products and devices and healthcare leadership.” • In-Scope • The development of a national repository to house eLearning objects for the NHS which is structured by the use of an agreed taxonomy or taxonomies to enable best access to eLearning by the NHS in the first instance and by key strategic partners in the future. • Out of Scope  The development of a national platform to deliver and manage eLearning for the NHS. • Stakeholders  NLH (including 1750 Health Librarians)  SHAs/Deaneries  Trusts  Key partners eg Social Services HEIs
  6. 6. NLH – Contribution to eLearning • Deliverables  A platform to house eLearning Objects  Taxonomy/Taxonomies to support access to eLearning objects  A QA system to identify, manage and maintain eLearning objects • Dependencies  National eLearning Alliance (including CfH) supporting this approach  The Institute for Innovation and Improvement agrreing this as part of NLH business planning  Sustainable funding models
  7. 7. NLH – Contribution to eLearning • Benefits  Improved value for money - Less time and money will be spent on creating and purchasing content.  More efficient ways of working - As knowledge increases through sharing of learning objects, service delivery will be progressively improved through innovation  Improved eLearning skills in NHS workforce –Knowledge and Educational professionals will be able to easily access quality- assured and classified e-learning units designed to suit their needs.
  8. 8. NLH – Contribution to eLearning • Options  Do nothing - Health professionals will have to find alternative methods of developing eLearning content. This will lead to expenditure in time and development costs.  Identify and build a structured QA’d repository for existing e-learning packages in-house. Will mean more staff will have to be employed to manage this in-house  Identify and build a structured QA’d repository for existing e-learning packages using external suppliers and existing systems/taxonomies. A tender and contract process will need to be instigated. • Timescales  Formulate proposal for NLH TDAG Sept 07  Form Project Board Oct 07  Produce PID Dec 07  Seek PID sign off by Jan/Feb 08  Launch project March/April 08
  9. 9. Burning Questions?
  10. 10. Burning Questions?