Award win for NHS e-learning programme

learning-pool-award-240x160Health Education England’s e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) programme picked up the “Best Adapt Project” award at the Learning Pool 2016 awards.

Adapt is an open source authoring tool for creating fully responsive, multi-device, HTML5 e-learning content and Learning Pool are one of the organisations behind the open source project. The award was given in recognition of the way the authoring tool has been used in HEE e-LfH’s MindEd for Families e-learning resource.

The “Best Adapt Project” judges were looking for evidence that the project is innovative and original and that the interactivity is used to reinforce learning. e-LfH certainly achieved this; pushing the limits of what can be done with Adapt and creating a comprehensive, graphically rich suite of resources of the highest quality. The team also used an innovative co-authoring model where parents and clinicians collaborated on each session along with e-LfH’s instructional designers.

HEE e-LfH’s MindEd for Families programme is aimed at parents and carers of children and young people who suffer from poor mental health. It was developed in partnership with a consortium to ensure this sensitive subject was handled appropriately and accurately, including the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the Royal College of General Practitioners, Young Minds, the National Children’s Bureau, the Royal College of Nursing and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. It also put parents at the heart of the authoring process to ensure that their views were represented and the output was right for them as the ultimate users of the content.

Commenting on HEE e-LfH’s recent win, Martin Sinclair, e-LfH Programme Lead, said: “HEE e-LfH is delighted to receive a Learning Pool award for the MindEd for Families programme. As e-learning professionals it is great to see that our good work has been recognised by the industry and we are all very proud of MindEd for Families. It is an important and necessary resource for people in very difficult situations and we hope that we can make a positive difference.”

For more information about HEE e-LfH’s programme please visit www.e-lfh.org.uk

Attached photograph shows from L to R:

•             Sam Barbee – Sales and Marketing Director, Learning Pool

•             Martin Sinclair – Programme Lead, e-Learning for Healthcare

•             Wendy Lowe – Instructional Designer, e-Learning for Healthcare

•             Deborah Limb – Chief Operations Officer, Learning Pool.