The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Healthcare (RCPCH) wished to create an online resource on information sharing in the early years of a child’s life.
The programme is aimed primarily at early years workers and health professionals, but is likely to be used more widely by anyone who comes into contact with children through their work.
Specifically, they challenged us to create an inspiring piece of online training that:
We used Adapt Learning, our responsive HTML5 framework, to create a highly visual piece of content that could be accessed by learners across PC’s, smartphones and tablets with just one version. With Adapt, we also replaced the book-based, page turner traditional e-learning module with a learner experience far more in sync with how we all now use the Web to enhance our knowledge and skills.
Adapt Learning adopts a scrolling layout that harnesses the latest thinking in web design to the world of e-learning, to deliver a host of learner benefits.
RCPCH asked that we produce sample versions to see the styling in place throughout all of the modules. We were happy to do so and worked in close partnership with RCPCH, incorporating feedback at every stage to make sure that the training had the desired impact.
“Learning Pool delivered what we needed. Engaging, flexible and it works across a range of devices. We’ve had great feedback about how it looks. Learners can start work on their computer, finish on their tablet and refresh on their smartphone. We think this is ideal for busy ‘on the go’ professionals”. Dr Jo Lawton, Education Programme Manager, RCPCH
“Learning Pool delivered what we needed. Engaging, flexible and it works across a range of devices. We’ve had great feedback about how it looks. Learners can start work on their computer, finish on their tablet and refresh on their smartphone. We think this is ideal for busy ‘on the go’ professionals”.
Dr Jo Lawton, Education Programme Manager, RCPCH
‘This new e-learning program can be used worldwide to help health professionals spot the early signs of muscle disorders. Only with an early diagnosis can patients gain quick access to the new drugs and trials on offer and this will ultimately improve outcomes.’
‘For the last 30 years, we have been trying to lower the age at which muscle disorders are diagnosed but we have had no success. This new e-learning tool is a game changer. It will aid in recognising the red flags in motor development which are often the first sign of a muscle disorder. I urge all health professionals to learn the signs and help improve the quality of a child’s life today.’
Feedback on the programme shows that it has been extremely effective in training frontline staff with the necessary skills to refer for neuromuscular disorders as early as possible.
The use of video footage showing both normal and abnormal development has been key and a very novel way to encourage learning and aid understanding. Pushing the videos out in such a clear manner, globally and free of charge has maximised the courses reach.
The healthcare professionals who have completed the training were surveyed:
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