- What is the e-lefENT Platform?
- What is it aiming to deliver?
- How will it link to the Deaneries & Training Portfolios?
- What are the other parts of the Platform that I might enjoy?
- What sort of learning styles will it cater for?
- Who can access it and can it be personalised?
- When was it launched?
- How can I contribute?
What is the e-lefENT Platform?
The e-lefENT platform is a dedicated E-Learning platform and repository of ENT learning resources wholly owned by ENTUK. Our vision is for it to become the premier online resource for Otolaryngology over the next 3-5 years. The interactive materials have been developed to compliment the ISCP Curriculum, the emphasis is on the application of knowledge in the work-based environment.
What is it aiming to deliver?
The e-lefENT platform will aim to provide ENTUK's Members with a variety of E-Learning resources. These will include short cases, image quizzes and problem-based learning exercises that are structured to meet the needs of trainees, and also eventually CPD for consultants and Associate specialist doctors. These materials will be structured for teaching and self-directed learning.
How will it link to the Deaneries & Training Portfolios?
On the platform a range of work plans will be provided that Heads of School and Training Program Directors can tailor to their individual needs in regions linking E-Learning to regional teaching workshops to produce a 'blended' approach. In addition, we hope to provide better linkage to dedicated tools for work-place based assessment (WPBA). This will better assure the ability of trainees to gain competencies in key domains of training. As the site develops, we hope to gain funding to develop the site further for Fellows to be able to cater for their revalidation needs utilising the Platform and the activities they have completed.
What are the other parts of the Platform that I might enjoy?
'Just in time' exercises in the form of cases, clinical image challenges and short management exercise conundrums for trainees and trainers alike. Some formats will be linked to problem-based strategies requiring input and solutions to be pasted up by members and fellows to learn from each other.
What sort of learning styles will it cater for?
We appreciate that everyone learns in different ways. As described above, we hope to provide a range of materials in different formats and think the Platform will cater for most if not all needs. If you can think of a different way of getting a key learning message across, we would be keen to hear from you. We intend through the Review & Editorial Committee to prioritise innovative new ways of learning on the Platform.
Who can access it and can it be personalised?
The site will be available to all Members and Fellows of the ENTUK. We intend to provide for the international community who may find it useful in preparation for Examinations in the future. We also intend to allow areas of the site to be available for those in Hinari A countries to support their training and education, and to an institution/hospital trust (ideal for College tutors and those responsible for departmental training) or to a region (for tailoring by Heads of School and Training Programme Directors).
When was it launched?
The Platform was relaunched in February 2019
How can I contribute?
If you would like to contribute as an author, contact a relevant Section Editor. They will provide you with guidance. You can find out who is the correct person to approach by visiting the Editorial Structures section of 'About Us'.