Posted on 22. June 2015 · Posted in BLOG, ProHand Course

E-learning is the use of Internet technologies to enhance knowledge and performance. E-learning technologies offer learners control over content, learning sequence, pace of learning, time, and often media, allowing them to tailor their experiences to meet their personal learning objectives. In diverse medical education contexts, e-learning appears to be at least as effective as traditional instructor-led methods such as lectures. Students do not see e-learning as replacing traditional instructor-led training but as a complement to it, forming part of a blended-learning strategy.

Based on the handover curriculum and the newly created  teaching materials and assessment methods, the PATIENT project developed an e-Learning course that can be used both by external teaching institutes or individual learners.

The e-Learning course follows well-established instructional design principles and presents the learning content in a sequence, plus it provides multiple-choice assessment to the learner so that they may evaluate the knowledge gained. The e-learning course  can be studied by individuals that are not connected to a University and can not attend any of our courses. The course can also be used as a digital textbook to train handover skills before and during a face-to-face course.

In contrast to the Handover Toolbox that requires some more dynamic group interaction, the e- Learning course is our means to disseminate the handover contents developed within PATIENT in an easy and convenient manner to new stakeholder groups. It enables other parties also involved in giving or receiving handover procedures, such as patients, family doctors, or organisations like retirement homes, to learn about the crucial handover theory & practices. The course is available  in English, German or Spanish language. An example lecture of the e-Learning course is available here Link 

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