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The ReTool Experience The Good, The Bad and The Ugly… Karen Williams February 2012.

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1 The ReTool Experience The Good, The Bad and The Ugly… Karen Williams February 2012

2 ‘The Good’ User friendly system. Breadth of resources available to enhance the learning experience – video, audio, written reports and journal articles. Opportunity to discuss a case study with other professionals, from different geographical areas, clinical backgrounds and differing levels of experience in Paediatrics.

3 ‘The Good’ Opportunity to expand my professional knowledge. Opportunity to reflect upon and enhance my clinical reasoning skills, especially with regards to planning appropriate treatment.

4 ‘The Bad’ ‘Breadcrumb trail’ navigation system did not give scope for several different sections of the ReTool system to be open at once. Limited access to ReTool resources from NHS computer system. Awaiting consensus from all other members of the group on which extra resources to use for the week.

5 ‘The Bad’ Having to log on to the ReTool system to check the forum for new messages. Forum discussions were very stilted. Problems with the video/teleconferencing technology. Difficulty interpreting the video resource used for the objective assessment.

6 ‘The Ugly’

7 Further Enhancing the Learning Experience Ways the learning experience could be further enhanced: Access to all resources through the NHS firewall system. Email notification of a new message having been posted on the group forum. An instant chat facility to allow free flowing group discussion.

8 Further Enhancing the Learning Experience An agenda for each video/teleconferencing meeting to assist direction of the discussion and optimal use of the limited time available. The option to have several areas of the ReTool resource open at one time, rather than being limited by the ‘breadcrumb trail’.

9 Summary A challenging experience, with positive and negative aspects, but overall both rewarding and worthwhile. Especially beneficial to those new to Paediatrics, or looking to refresh their skills in the area. Scope for improvements to be made to enhance the learning experience further.

10 The Future…? Opportunity for the ReTool system to be further adapted: To provide learning for a wider range of professionals (not just OTs and Physios). To be tailored to professionals at differing stages of experience (e.g. newly qualified or senior clinicians). For a greater breadth of case studies (e.g. neurology, respiratory or rheumatology).

11 Any Questions ?


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