Learning Layers @ AMEE

Learning Layers was actively involved in AMEE 2015, which took place at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) in Glasgow between the 4th and the 9th of September 2015 (for map click here).

We were delighted to be showcasing our tools at this key international educational research conference for medical and healthcare professionals. The Learning Layers tools have been developed as part of a highly collaborative EU research and development project, bringing together healthcare professionals, technology developers and educational researchers with the aim of developing learning technology that will have a real impact in the workplace.

There were many chances to find out more about the Learning Layers work at AMEE. As well as the Exhibition Stand (see location here) we also presented in the following sessions:

eLearning Symposium (5th – 6th September)

  • Saturday 5th September, Session #B1, 11:30-13:00 Learning Layers @ Show and Tell
  • Saturday 5th September, Session #A2, 10:00-11:00 Building a Healthcare Learning Toolbox, Raymond Elferink, Tamsin Treasure-Jones & Graham Atwell, p8 eLearning Symposium Abstract Book.
  • Saturday 5th September, Session #C5, 14:00-15:00 A dynamic co-design approach to developing technology based help-seeking services that enhance workplace learning in healthcare, Micky Kerr, John Cook & Tamsin Treasure-Jones, p24 eLearning Symposium Abstract Book.
  • Saturday 5th September, Session #D4, 15:30-16:30 Living Documents – Turning conversations into reliable knowledge, David Zaki, Andreas Schmidt, Martin Bachl, Christine Kunzmann, Tamsin Treasure-Jones & Ed Bellamy, p34 eLearning Symposium Abstract Book.

Main Conference (7-9th September)

  • Monday 7th September, Session 5, 15:45-17:30 #5GG06, Making sense out of informal learning at the workplace, Sebastian Dennerlein, Tamsin Treasure-Jones, Vladimir Tomberg, Dieter Theiler, Elisabeth Lex & Tobias Ley, page 407 AMEE Abstract Book.
  • Tuesday 8th September, Session 8, 14:00-15:30 #8BB05, Towards understanding informal learning in networks of healthcare professionals – Results of a qualitative empirical study, John Bibby, Micky Kerr, Ronald Maier, Stefan Schäper, Stefan Thalmann & Lena Waizenegger, page 608 AMEE Abstract Book.

Exhibition Stand (6-9th September)

  • The Learning Layers Exhbition Stand (stands N19 and N20) had many visitors and prompted some great discussions, insights and plans for further work.
  • Visitors were able to find out more about the tools, the project and our dreams for the future. They saw  demos, played with the tools, met some of the Learning Layers team, learned more about our work, discussed ideas and explored opportunities to work us.
  • Visitors to the stand told us stories about how their informal learning at the workplace and gave us examples of how they could see the Learning Layers tools supporting such learning in their organisations and across organisations.

The Learning Layers team on the stand were:

  • Dr John Bibby (Bradford Districts Clinical Commissioning Group, UK)
  • Ed Bellamy (PinBellCom, UK)
  • Sebastian Dennerlein (Graz University of Technology, Austria)
  • Raymond Elferink (Raycom, The Netherlands)
  • Dr Gareth James (The Ridge Medical Practice, UK)
  • Dr Micky Kerr (Leeds Institute of Medical Education, University of Leeds, UK)
  • Tamsin Treasure-Jones (Leeds Institute of Medical Education, University of Leeds, UK)
  • David Zaki (Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, UK)

The abstracts for the accepted papers related to Learning Layers are here.

You can watch some screencasts of our tools being used here. These videos are being updated with explanatory subtitles and as the tools are further developed. But hopefully even these simple screencasts will give you an initial overview of the tools. Please contact the Learning Layers healthcare team (learninglayers@leeds.ac.uk) for more information



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