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A passion for learning

29 August, 2017

Author: Dorothy Keane, Professional Officer for e-Learning for Healthcare

Dorothy Keane
Dorothy Keane

When in June 2010 I began my work as clinical lead for the e-Learning for Healthcare Image Interpretation project, I could not have foreseen how it would grow and develop over the subsequent years.

Our original remit was to develop high quality materials on image interpretation of the adult skeleton to support the radiography workforce. Having published these sessions, the overwhelmingly positive response spurred us to move on to new areas.

The 50 adult skeleton sessions seemed at the time an enormous piece of work. However, the project now encompasses over 400 sessions covering the breadth of radiographic practice; all modalities are covered as well as general sessions on subjects such as dementia. Whichever area of imaging you work in we have learning sessions to support your practice.

Over time both the project and my role within it has developed. I have moved to a part time role with the College of Radiographers, managing a team of authors and editors and quality assuring content. We spend significant amounts of time updating and revising sessions as well as producing new ones to ensure we reflect current practice and technological innovation.

For instance, since 2015, 234 older sessions have been technically updated to ensure they can be used on tablets and smartphones as well as computer screens. Throughout the process we have kept to the same principles: high quality, relevance to the profession, responsiveness to feedback and ease of access.

Providing a service to the profession as we develop into new areas are what the College values and I personally am very proud of.

I am grateful that after a career in radiography of almost 40 years I have this opportunity to share learning and support colleagues on a national basis. I’m proud of our profession and still have a passion for learning; something that, on the evidence of the growing cohort of users and the demand for new sessions, is shared across the imaging community.

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