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Masterclass in Learning Technologies a Success for Aurion Learning

Masterclass in Learning Technologies a Success for Aurion Learning

21 June, 2011

Over 50 learning and development professionals from the Irish health sectors gathered in the Education and Research Centre, Our Lady’s Hospice, Dublin on 14 June 2011 to take part in a best practice seminar on online learning.

Masterclass in Learning Technologies: Delivering More for Less was hosted by award winning online learning solutions provider, Aurion Learning.

Paul Gormley, Chair of the Irish Learning Technology Association (ILTA) kicked off proceedings with a motivating opening address. Other speakers included Pat Kenny, E-Learning Project Manager, Health Services Executive (HSE); Pip Hardy, Patient Voices, Pilgrim Projects; Eileen Shinners, Clinical Facilitator, Our Lady’s Hospice; Fergus Thompson, Learning and Development Facilitator, St. James’s Hospital; and Dr. Maureen Murphy, Managing Director,  Aurion Learning.

Topics discussed included: how to deliver learning and development with shrinking budgets; making online learning work in the health sector; using learning technologies to build internal capabilities; and using patient stories for learning. Delegates also benefited from case studies featuring the use of blended learning and learning portals within Irish healthcare settings.


Speaking about the event, Dr. Maureen Murphy, Managing Director of Aurion Learning said: “We all recognise that developing and maintaining high standards in education and training is in the interest of patient safety and healthcare. However learning and development professionals in the health sector are faced with real challenges including:

  • how to deliver learning and development with ever shrinking budgets;
  • how to develop effective online learning; and
  • how to get learners to embrace online learning.

The purpose of our Masterclass in Learning Technologies: Delivering More for Less was to open a forum to discuss these issues, and to help those who have a remit for learning and development gain some inspiration about the best way to move forwards. Feedback from the event has been very positive with the vast majority of our guests telling us that the information provided was both helpful and informative.”

Following the success of our Masterclass in Learning Technologies, we’ve had several requests to upload the presentations delivered on the day. So for those of you who asked, here you go, and for those of you who couldn’t attend, here’s a chance to catch up on what you missed. 

Towards eCompetence: A Strategic Approach to Technology Driven Educational Innovation 
Paul Gormley: Irish Learning Technology Association

Case Study: Making Online Learning Work in the HSE 
Pat Kenny, Health Services Executive

Blended Learning: Finding the Right Mix
Eileen Shinners, Our Lady’s Hospice

Using Learning Portals to Manage Learning 
Fergus Thompson, St. James’s Hospital

Using Patient Voices for Learning
Pip Hardy, Patient Voices, Pilgrim Projects

Learning Technologies You Should Know About
Dr. Maureen Murphy, Aurion Learning


Finally we would like to say a huge thanks to all our speakers for sharing their valuable knowledge and experience with us.

Pictured above (L-R): Pat Kenny, HSE; Eileen Shinners, Our Lady's Hospice; Pip Hardy, patient Voices; Paul Gormley, ILTA; Fergus Thompson, St. James's Hospital; Dr. Maureen Murphy, Aurion Learning. 


About Aurion Learning

Established in 1999, Aurion Learning is a leading provider of online learning solutions. The company designs and delivers award winning e-learning, learning portals, learning management systems (LMS) and continuing professional development (CPD) management tools. It also provides strategy and capability building services to help organisations develop focused online learning strategies, and learn how to develop their own online learning in-house.

For more information about Aurion Learning, please contact: Megan Rogan, Press Office, Aurion Learning Tel: +44 (0) 28 9064 3211 Email:megan.rogan@aurionlearning.com

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