1st Edition

E-Learning for GP Educators

    This work includes a Foreword by Mayur Lakhani, Chairman of Council, Royal College of General Practitioners. General practitioners, as a widely dispersed group, are particularly reliant on e-learning. This book provides an overview of the topic and examines the past, present and future challenges, opportunities and benefits. With chapters devoted to creating a website, running short courses and standards and accreditation, this guide explores both vocational training and continuing professional development. It presents an evidence-based, practical approach for healthcare educators and practitioners with teaching responsibilities, course organisers and healthcare professionals with an interest in e-learning. "Excellent. Leading edge. As a practising GP I know just how hard it can be to keep up to date in a generalist discipline and showing progress. Having access to information is the straightforward bit - processing it and embedding it into clinical practice is the much bigger challenge as this book rightly points out. As a user of e-learning, I know how useful this technique can be if undertaken properly and to a defined standard. I have no doubt that this book will be a valuable contribution, creating an innovative learning culture and society in healthcare." - Mayur Lakhani, in his Foreword.

    What is e-learning? e-learning for general practitioners: lessons from the recent literature. A personal experience of using e-learning. The challenge of e-learning for GP educators. The educational foundations of e-learning for health care professionals. Blended Learning. Collaborative knowledge sharing: an e-learning approach. Choosing an e-learning product. Standards and accreditation for e-learning. The BMJ Learning approach to e-learning. The Doctors.net.uk model of e-learning. Becoming an e-tutor. Running a short course on e-learning - a GP Tutors Perspective. The Web Quest approach to e learning. Experiences of an on-line learning network for GP continuing professional development. Developing an effective e-mail discussion group. Creating a web site for your VTS scheme. Future trends in eLearning. The opportunities and barriers to e-learning in education for primary care: a European Perspective. Educational research and e-learning: responding to the challenge.


    John Sandars, Mayur Lakhani, Dr. Ian Banks