What’s next? Blended learning frameworks in healthcare curricula: Supporting innovation post-pandemic

Michele Milner*, Veronica Brewster, Victoria Lindsay-McGee

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract / Description of output

During the pandemic, teaching and learning was transformed at speed, requiring teaching staff who may have been unfamiliar with concepts in distance and online learning to change their practice and adopt
new ways of working. Many institutions developed frameworks to guide and support their staff in this change, but these now need to be revisited. The challenges in developing approaches to blended learning curricula at
health institutions are unique due to their reliance on place-based learning, clinical placements and the need for students to develop hands-on clinical skills. Given the unique features of clinical curricula, what does/might
a ‘good’ blended learning health curriculum look like? What kind of staff support is needed to deliver highquality learning experiences? This presentation reports on a staff survey undertaken at the Royal Veterinary
College which asked staff about their support needs to be able to plan and deliver flexible learning opportunities in place-based curricula. It reviews to what extent staff felt empowered to make changes, and
their confidence to make changes in terms of digital skills.

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2024
Event18th International Research in Distance Education and e-Learning (RIDE) conference: Learning: anything, everywhere but how? - University of London Senate House, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 14 Mar 202415 Mar 2024


Conference18th International Research in Distance Education and e-Learning (RIDE) conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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