Developing E-Learning Provision for Healthcare Professionals' Continuing Professional Development

Developing E-Learning Provision for Healthcare Professionals' Continuing Professional Development

Susi Peacock (Queen Margaret University College, UK) and Gloria Maria Dunlop (Queen Margaret University College, UK)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 14
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-962-5.ch007
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Abstract

This chapter discusses the provision of continuing professional development (CPD) for allied healthcare professionals (AHPs) through e-learning. External pressures are increasing on AHPs to engage with CPD on a regular basis to improve the quality of care services and facilitate changes in working practice. E-learning has the potential to reach this group of diverse learners and integrate learning into their work schedule at a time and place convenient for them and their employers: eCPD. We provide a practical reflection grounded in the experience of practitioners and students who have been involved in our deployment of eCPD over the last three years. The issues that have arisen from this initiative will be familiar to many of those who have been involved in the deployment of e-learning in our sector. Ultimately, we hope that the solutions we have provided to meet the needs of this specific group of learners will address those for all e-learners. In addition, we believe that it will support the process of embedding (“normalising”) e-learning across an institution.

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