Evaluating the effectiveness of a multiprofessional online mentor update tool

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Abstract

This paper presents evaluation data following the implementation of a multiprofessional online mentor update tool designed to meet the learning needs of mentors in clinical healthcare practice. The huge resources needed to sustain traditional delivery of the updates, plus the inability of mentors to attend these events, were amongst the main drivers for the development of this tool. Results of the evaluation have identified that the flexibility of the online tool promotes engagement for both mentors and their line managers, and in doing so provides academic staff to alternatively utilize the time saved delivering it. The multiprofessional originality and uniqueness of the package has also promoted users to consider the mentor role from an inter-disciplinary perspective. With the Nursing and Midwifery Council praising the package as an example of innovative good practice, it is intended to promote its use in other regions that provide healthcare education.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationeL and mL 2011 - 3rd International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-Line Learning
EditorsGöran Karlsson, Dumitru Dan Burdescu, Bernd Krämer
Pages6-11
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event3rd International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-Line Learning - Gosier, Guadeloupe, France
Duration: 23 Feb 201128 Feb 2011
Conference number: 3
https://www.iaria.org/conferences2011/eLmL11.html (Link to Conference Website)

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-Line Learning
Abbreviated titleeLmL 2011
CountryFrance
CityGuadeloupe
Period23/02/1128/02/11
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White, S., & Ousey, K. (2011). Evaluating the effectiveness of a multiprofessional online mentor update tool. In G. Karlsson, D. D. Burdescu, & B. Krämer (Eds.), eL and mL 2011 - 3rd International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-Line Learning (pp. 6-11)
White, Stephen ; Ousey, Karen. / Evaluating the effectiveness of a multiprofessional online mentor update tool. eL and mL 2011 - 3rd International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-Line Learning. editor / Göran Karlsson ; Dumitru Dan Burdescu ; Bernd Krämer. 2011. pp. 6-11
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White, S & Ousey, K 2011, Evaluating the effectiveness of a multiprofessional online mentor update tool. in G Karlsson, DD Burdescu & B Krämer (eds), eL and mL 2011 - 3rd International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-Line Learning. pp. 6-11, 3rd International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-Line Learning, Guadeloupe, France, 23/02/11.

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eL and mL 2011 - 3rd International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-Line Learning. ed. / Göran Karlsson; Dumitru Dan Burdescu; Bernd Krämer. 2011. p. 6-11.

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