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Technology-enabled practice education toolkit

A team from Clinical Speech and Language Studies have developed a digital toolkit to support students and educators involved in practice education delivered via technology. The project was funded by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

During the project, we examined how we can support students and educators in the health and social care professions with clinical competency development through technology. Working in partnership with students, we evaluated the existing literature and the student experience of learning clinical skills through technology during the pandemic.

We then developed a digital toolkit to support students and educators in getting the most out of technology-enabled practice education. These resources will likely benefit students engaged in simulation or telepractice in any health or social care professional course. It will enable students to optimise their learning from clinical experiences through technology and better prepare them for future working in modern health and social care settings.

The toolkit includes short, interactive learning resources in four topic areas to help students prepare for their technology-enabled clinical learning experience. Completing the whole toolkit takes approximately 40 minutes. The toolkit is freely available on the National here . It is already impacting students and educators across the health and social care professions.

The team who developed the toolkit are:

  • Dr Yvonne Lynch
  • Dr Duana Quigley
  • Dr Orla Gilheaney
  • Dr Caroline Jagoe
  • Beth Milofsky
  • Eilis Farren
  • Cliona Sullivan