Sestri Levante, Italy — May 4
Two projects involving eXact Learning Solutions, a learning content management systems provider, have been shortlisted for this year’s IMS Global Learning Impact Awards, which will be announced in Long Beach, Calif., on May 16 to 19.
The shortlisted projects involve the Birmingham Learning Platform (BLP) and the Radiology – Integrated Training Initiative (R-ITI), a partnership between the UK’s Royal College of Radiologists and the Department of Health, which paved the way for the e-learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) program.
The BLP, which involves more than 190 Birmingham schools - Infants, Primary, Junior, Secondary, Special and Extended Schools – and is used by teachers, pupils, parents, governors and administrators - facilitates the sharing of information and is creating a Birmingham-wide social learning community. The platform uses eXact learning solutions’ HarvestRoad Hive and Hive Explorer (DR).
The second shortlisted program, R-ITI, is a blended solution, combining traditional teaching models with e-learning techniques and technology, delivering the three-year radiology core curriculum. The R-ITI grew out of a need, identified in 2003, to increase the number of trained radiologists in the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) and is now available on the web to 4,000 UK radiologists.
R-ITI has enabled the NHS to increase training capacity and provide a national library of content.
On the back of the R-ITI project, e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) was formed in 2007. From audiology to anaesthesia, dentistry to dermatology, pathology to pharmacology, e-LfH - which uses eXact learning solutions’ Learn eXact LCMS to create content.
Currently 750,000 users can access e-LfH content. To date, the user community has performed 425,850 hours of learning in total and it has launched 1,123,986 learning objects.
Source: eXact Learning Solutions