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Free multi-disciplinary course on the design and use of technology in clinical training and education

The Institute of Education (IOE) and Faculty Development (of the former London Deanery) are offering free places on a course designed to help you develop and use technology in clinical training and educational supervision. On the course you will work with educational experts and technologists to design a learning support tool that addresses the needs of clinical educators/trainers and trainees directly. The educational experts from the IOE will help you to implement your idea and will evaluate it. CPD points for the course are being applied for.

Examples of innovative learning support tools include:

• A mobile app to support trainee pre-reflection in advance of a case-based discussion
• How to use the ePortfolio to improve formative assessment practice by trainers or participants of a preceptor/internship programme
• The use of Free and Open Access Medical Education (FOAM) resources in training
• The role of technology to support multi-professional team training
• The use of video by trainees to support reflection on their communication with patients
• Supporting the application of simulation-based training to work-based settings

The course comprises of five half-day workshops at the London Knowledge Lab (LKL) [about | location], beginning on June 26 2013, and four visits to your workplace by educational experts:

• 14:00-17:00, June 26 2013 Introduction/pitching
         - Outline problem spaces, generate initial ideas

• 10:00-13:00, July 22 2013 Development
         - Develop the initial ideas into concrete interventions 
         - Pilot intervention

• Week commencing Sept 23 2013 Tool refinement 
         - Pilot analysis resulting in extended development of the learning support tool

• October 2013 - April 2014 Feedback and iterative development (in-situ)
         - Educational experts from the IOE will come to your workplace in October, December, February and April to help further develop and evaluate the learning support tool

• Week commencing 19 May 2014 Reflection
         - Reflection on the iterative extension of learning support tools resulting from pragmatic use

• Week commencing 23 June 2014 Consolidation
         - Drawing together and final outputs
         - Best learning support tool Award

Who is eligible to apply?

The workshop series is for healthcare professionals actively involved in the clinical and educational supervision of doctors, nurses, dentists, midwives, pharmacists, healthcare scientists and allied health professions. To apply, please fill out this short application form. Places are strictly limited and will be allocated based on the potential educational impact of your idea. If accepted, you are encouraged to bring along a training issue that you would like to address.

The deadline for submission is Friday 7 June 2013.
More information

Please send any questions to: Niall Winters.
For those wishing to explore educational practice in more depth, the MA in Clinical Education or the MA in Education & Technology at the IOE will be of interest.

The team

 Dr Niall Winters, Senior Lecturer in Learning Technologies for Development, LKL/IOE
• Dr Sara Price, Senior Lecturer in Technology Enhanced Learning, LKL/IOE
• Dr Caroline Pelletier, Senior Lecturer in Education, IOE
• Dr Catherine O'Keeffe, Faculty Development Lead, former London Deanery, and Senior Lecturer in Clinical Education, IOE

The Institute of Education is funding this course through the Higher Education Innovation Fund, with support from the Higher Education Academy. Faculty Development is supporting the course as a joint initiative of London’s local education and training boards.