Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

CLINED 711 - E-learning and Clinical Education

15 Points

Semester 1


In this course you will have the opportunity to explore how you can use e-learning to enhance student learning in clinical education.  


You will examine your own teaching perspectives and explore theories of learning, and discuss the implications of these with your colleagues on the course. Insights you gain here will underpin the work that follows, as you choose a section of your current teaching programme (or other topic of interest) to ‘translate’ into an e-learning context.

You’ll be working on developing a detailed plan of a redesign within your context, running an online module with your peers, and participating in online discussions forums.

This is a 15 point course.



Aim of the course

This course aims to give you an overview of principles of good practice for designing teaching environments in online and blended learning spaces. You will investigate underlying theoretical principles and develop practical skills in course design, course development and course assessment.

Learning outcomes

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
• Understand and apply key educational theories underlying technology enhanced and technology enabled learning
• Explore the evidence supporting the effectiveness of technology enhanced and technology enabled learning
• Acquire skills in designing effective digital learning materials.
• Be able to purposefully source and select existing digital learning materials.


There are four assessments in this course – a project plan, student-led module, discussion, and reflective essay.


Learning resources

You will be provided with access to an online course guide, an electronic textbook, a reading list and library links, elearning course authorising software and forums for online discussion and collaboration.


There is no workshop for clined711.  We do, however, meet virtually.  You are also offered personal consultations with your lecturer to support project work.


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