E-learning is a new, exciting and increasingly popular way of learning for health and social care professionals, both in the pre- and post-qualification stages. However, many people are apprehensive about what it involves and whether they will be able to study effectively in this way. This book is designed to help students and their tutors to become acquainted with the issues and methods around being an online learner in health and social care. It gives practical advice and provides guidance on developing skills and attitudes for successful online learning within health and social care. Based on the authors' experience of teaching online, the book includes numerous tips and case studies. Topics discussed include: skills and responsibilities for successful online learning; the virtual learning environment and using online resources; clinical, professional and communication skills; and, online assessment and evaluation. "Being an E-Learner in Health and Social Care" is essential reading for all students undertaking online courses or continuing professional development in nursing, public health, social work, social care and health psychology.
1. Why Online Learning in Health and Social Care? 2. Skills for Successful Online Learning 3. The Role of the Student in Online Learning 4. The Role of the Tutor in Online Learning 5. Using Online Study Resources 6. The Virtual Learning Environment 7. Learning Objects 8. Working in Online Communities 9. Professional Issues in Online Learning 10. Clinical and Communication Skills and Online Learning 11. Assessment and Evaluation