A new open access online
course called Designing E-Learning for
Health has been launched by The University of Nottingham’s School of Health
The Massive Open Online
Course (MOOC) is the first of its kind on the UK’s multi-institutional
FutureLearn platform and has been developed by the University’s Health
E-Learning and Media Team (HELM). It is also the first MOOC to be launched by
the School of Health Sciences which educates the nurses, midwives, physiotherapists
and sports rehabilitators of tomorrow.
E-Learning for Health is a 5 week course for healthcare teachers
to create their own tailor-made e-learning resource for their particular field
of study. The course is aimed at anyone who has an interest in designing
e-learning and introduces a methodology which can also be adapted to other
areas of teaching, not just in healthcare education. It has been created using
the pioneering teaching skills and expertise within the School of Health
educator on the course, Professor Heather Wharrad, said: “The course is based
on an accessible approach to creating high quality eLearning resources that we
have been using and developing over the last 10 years. We have used it to
develop over 200 resources that are now being used worldwide.”
course starts on 15th February 2016 and requires a time commitment
of 3 hours per week from participants. Designing
eLearning for Health is open for sign up now via the FutureLearn platform here. The
course is free to access and anyone is welcome to sign up regardless of educational
background or level of knowledge in the area.
eLearning resources (Resuable Learning Objects or RLOs) are used by educators,
students, service users, clinicians and many more across 50+ countries and are
available from their HELMOpen
HELM on Twitter @UoN_Helm
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Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham has 43,000 students and is ‘the nearest Britain has to a truly global university, with a “distinct” approach to internationalisation, which rests on those full-scale campuses in China and Malaysia, as well as a large presence in its home city.’ (Times Good University Guide 2016). It is also one of the most popular universities in the UK among graduate employers and the winner of ‘Research Project of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2014. It is ranked in the world’s top 75 by the QS World University Rankings 2015/16, and 8th in the UK by research power according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014. It has been voted the world’s greenest campus for three years running, according to Greenmetrics Ranking of World Universities.
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