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Learning at your fingertips

from the June 13, 2011 issue of Connect

Learning at your fingertips

Training and professional development just got easier at Women’s’ College. With the generous support of RBC Foundation, Women’s College has developed an eLearning Centre providing staff maximum flexibility in their learning.

The eLearning Centre, which went live June 2, not only provides learning opportunities to fulfill core competency training requirements but also provides optional online learning opportunities for staff who wish to learn more about specific subject areas.

“Before, staff would have to take time out of their busy schedules to attend several training workshops each year,” explains Jane Mosley, chief nursing executive and professional affairs. “Now staff can access this training anywhere with Internet access!”

The centre provides immediate results, allowing participants to review their answers and print completion certificates when necessary. Courses are a mix of pictures, visuals, voice-over and PowerPoint presentations, and provide links to relevant policies, procedures and additional resources for those who wish to learn more on the subject.

“Service departments are not usually a priority when it comes to computer-related training,” explains Christine Jankowski, manager environmental services. “I am truly grateful that the eLearning development team worked with environmental services to ensure that the system is user-friendly and accessible to all staff at the hospital. As a result my whole team is excited about training through the eLearning Centre.”

While face-to-face training sessions will still be available for those who prefer, the Centre will add to the education experience by giving staff an alternative method of learning.

“The eLearning Centre is an exciting step for Women’s College and helps to bring us into the 21st century,” adds Mosley.

Courses available for staff include: fire training, emergency codes, violence in the workplace, hand hygiene and privacy. There are also eight courses available designed specifically for nurses which cover material required by the Ontario College of Nurses. Courses will continue to roll out over the month of June and onward.

To access the eLearning Centre:

  1. Click on the Intranet home page.
  2. Go to Quick Links and click on eLearning – this will bring you to the eLearning Login page.
  3. To log in: enter your username (which is your firstname.lastname) and password (changeme).
  4. Once you are logged in, you will be prompted to change your password.
  5. You will then be brought to the eLearning home page where you can browse the course catalogue or take a course.

If you need help logging in or taking a course for the first time, peer support is available in each program and department in the hospital. See your manager to find out who the peer support person is in your area.

For more information or to suggest courses, please contact
elearning-questions@wchospital.ca

 

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