E-learning provides the opportunity for people to learn at their own time and pace, on a one-to-one basis, as and when needed. It can be useful both for newly recruited staff and for people changing roles within an organisation who need to top up their skills.
It’s not hard to see its appeal as a cost-effective solution to learning for time-pressed healthcare staff.
But, while e-learning may hold genuine promise for healthcare, fully realising its potential isn’t without its challenges.
What benefits does e-learning bring to healthcare organisations and staff? What is available at the moment? How useful is it in terms of learning and development? Should the healthcare sector embrace it more? What are the challenges associated with implementing it on a wider scale?