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A collaborative approach to creating information literacy eLearning modules for the healthcare workforce - Lewis & Pratchett


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A collaborative approach to creating information literacy eLearning modules for the healthcare workforce - Lewis & Pratchett

  1. 1. A collaborative approach to creating information literacy eLearning modules for the healthcare workforce The STEP Project Sarah Lewis & Tracey Pratchett
  2. 2. Why eLearning? Reduced time for face to face training Pressures on NHS front line staff (1,2) Declining training numbers National trend? 7 day NHS Greater flexibility to deliver training (3) (1) Tweddle, L. (2008) Time out for training. Nursing Times 104 (2), p20-23 (2) Royal College of Nursing (2015) Employment Survey – 33% of nurses across UK had no CPD training in the previous year (3) NHS (2013). NHS seven day services forum – summary of initial findings. NHS Libraries Variable opportunities to create local eLearning
  3. 3. Project initiation January 2016 Initial plan Do once and share Funding
  4. 4. STEP Project team Project leads Tracey Pratchett and Sarah Lewis eLearning developers Blended learning team, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, led by Mandy Davis Content development Michelle Maden, Independent Information Consultant Clinical consultant Tracey Geddis, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
  5. 5. Steering Group 12 Members “Providing oversight, guidance and helping the project leads set the strategic direction for the STEP project”
  6. 6. Prioritise content What to include and what to leave out Why we consulted Buy-in Encourage library staff to promote modules eLearning fatigue How to encourage use by healthcare staff
  7. 7. Survey responses Healthcare staff by role 139 Library staff 173 Healthcare staff
  8. 8. Survey recommendations Structure and design Short Interactive Easy to follow Accessible Content priorities Literature search basics -Too many / too few results Refining the search Full-text access Highlight different resources Survey limitations – small sample size, no baseline assessment of health care professionals’ skills, no data on non-responders
  9. 9. Virtual Reference Group (VRG) 42 Members
  10. 10. VRG ROLE Product design Module content Testing & evaluation “Providing advice and guidance on module content and promoting the STEP project”
  11. 11. “I feel the STEP team strikes the right level of involvement required ... and gives members the option to be as involved as they wish/have time for. We've had quite detailed discussions about planning the module content and titles, then the team have gone away and produced a great first draft module.
  12. 12. Introduction to the modules. Where should I start searching? How do I start to develop a search strategy? Too many results? Narrowing your search. Too few results? Broadening your search. Searching with subject headings. How to search the Healthcare Databases (HDAS)
  13. 13. The Development Process
  14. 14. Pedagogy Modules SCONUL 7 Pillars of Information Literacy Intended behavioural change Introduction to searching Identify Scope Know where to get help with searching Where do I start searching? Scope Gather Evaluate Use the right resources to save time How do I start to develop a search strategy? Identify Plan Put time into planning a search to get the most out of it Too many / too few results? Plan Not give up on searching if not finding expected results Searching with subject headings Plan Apply more advanced search techniques How to search the Healthcare Databases (HDAS) Gather Apply a range of search techniques to an essential resources for healthcare workforce in England Dalton, M. 2013. Developing an evidence based practice healthcare lens for the SCONUL Seven Pillars of Information Literacy Model. Journal of Information Literacy 7(1), pp. 30-43.
  15. 15. Learning Objectives
  16. 16. Placeyourscreenshothere Placeyourscreenshothere Interactive exercises Generic search interface
  17. 17. Search examples Clinical question Ibuprofen vs paracetamol for fever in children Mental health / wellbeing Mindfulness for anxiety among healthcare staff Public health Health eating in the elderly
  18. 18. Check your understanding
  19. 19. Reusable Learning Objects Find on YouTube
  20. 20. Hosting • Freely available on e-Learning for Healthcare • Option to login with NHS OpenAthens • Downloadable certificate • Share source files with other NHS Trusts
  21. 21. Promotion Communications to e-Learning for Healthcare stakeholders e.g. Nursing and Midwifery Council Healthcare library email networks lis-medical (UK) and EAHIL (Europe) Cascaded by regional NHS library leads in England/ Steering Group Conferences and regional events Knowledge for Healthcare blog Library networksWider health networks
  22. 22. Feedback so far 1. Online survey (Survey Monkey) 123 responses 53% Extremely useful 45% Somewhat useful 2% Not at all useful 83% it had ‘confirmed prior knowledge / refreshed my memory’ 2. Quick feedback rating on e-Learning for Healthcare site Module 1
  23. 23. Twitter feedback
  24. 24. Evaluation Sharing our learning Blogs and conferences Final Report Write up the evaluation for Health Education England Evaluation Assess the impact of the project
  25. 25. Our learning Scale of the project, using Yammer, working at a distance, loss of expertise and a lack of knowledge ….
  26. 26. Thanks! Any questions? You can find us at: @traceypratchett Visit the K4H blog for more information transformation-e-learning-project-step/