1st Edition

Being an E-learner in Health and Social Care
A Student's Guide

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ISBN 9780415401425
Published June 6, 2007 by Routledge
192 Pages

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Book Description

E-learning is a new, exciting and increasingly popular way of learning for health and social care professionals, both in the pre- and post-qualification stages. However, many people are apprehensive about what it involves and whether they will be able to study effectively in this way.

This book is designed to help students and their tutors to become acquainted with the issues and methods around being an online learner in health and social care. It gives practical advice and provides guidance on developing skills and attitudes for successful online learning within health and social care. Based on the authors’ experience of teaching online, the book includes numerous tips and case studies. Topics discussed include:

  • skills and responsibilities for successful online learning 
  • the virtual learning environment and using online resources
  • clinical, professional and communication skills online
  • assessment and evaluation.

Being an E-learner in Health and Social Care is essential reading for all students undertaking online courses or continuing professional development in nursing, public health, social work, social care and health psychology.

Table of Contents

1. Why Online Learning in Health and Social Care?  2. Skills for Successful Online learning  3. The Role of the Student in Online Learning  4. The Role of the Tutor in Online Learning  5. Using Online Study Resources  6. The Virtual Learning Environment  7. Learning Objects  8. Working in Online Communities  9. Professional Issues in Online Learning  10. Clinical and Communication Skills and Online Learning  11. Assessment and Evaluation

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Julie Santy is a Nurse Lecturer for Flexible Learning at the University of Hull, UK.

Liz Smith is Programme Leader for the Health Professional Studies (BSc) and Research Associate of the Institute of Applied Ethics at the University of Hull, UK.


'The promise of online learning and networking for personal and professional development in health and social care is strong. But the practicality, experience and scalability is so far patchy. Julie Santy and Liz Smith offer us real and direct hype-reduction. Read and go internet-forth - here you have a great contribution to e-partaking.' Gilly Salmon, Professor of E-learning and Learning Technologies, University of Leicester

‘This is a welcome addition in an era when both students and lecturers are expected to embrace the world of technology within a learning context.’ Nurse Education Today