#161 – Richard Price, Learning Technologies Advisor, NHS Health Education England
Welcome to this episode of the The Voctech Podcast: learning continued series, a new show from the makers of The Edtech Podcast, supported by Ufi Charitable Trust and Ufi Ventures. My name is Sophie Bailey and each week I’ll be exploring the intersection of adult learning and tech. You can follow the conversation using #voctechpodcast and #voctech.
What’s in this episode?
The mission of Health Education England is to support the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to the patients and public of England by ensuring that the workforce of today and tomorrow has the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours, at the right time and in the right place. The vision of The Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Programme at Health England, is that patients and public in England benefit from a health and care workforce educated using the most effective evidence informed technology and techniques.
This week I speak to Richard Price, Learning Technologies Advisor, NHS Health Education England about preparing the healthcare workforce to deliver the digital future, how to communicate training objectives across an enormous and diverse workforce, and how to assess new technologies and their impact on learning. Lots of transferable lessons for anyone utilising or deploying digital skills!
Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast
Sophie is the founder of the iTunes new and noteworthy, The Edtech Podcast. The mission of The Edtech Podcast is to improve the dialogue between ‘ed’ and ‘tech’ for better innovation, through storytelling. The podcast is downloaded 2000+ times a week, from over 145 countries with the UK, US & Aus in the top 3. Sophie is a mentor and advisor within the edtech community. If she’s not interviewing a University Lecturer, School Leader, Ex-Angry Bird, NGO, or Investor about education innovation, she’s chasing her son around the park or binge-reading Homo Deus. Twitter: @podcastedtech
I lead on the management and delivery of a number of major national and international Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) projects including development of workforce digital capabilities, a taxonomy to improve search, a learning record store to capture informal learning activity and a wide-range of technology projects including Google Glass, virtual reality and artificial intelligence. My work includes planning, supporting, facilitating and monitoring progress of projects and ensuring the widespread adoption of TEL. As well as direct technology-related projects, I also support with research and development on other related programmes which interface with the TEL programme. Most notably, I have lead on a number of work streams that support the improvement of digital capabilities of the healthcare workforce. I also have international experience supporting the UK Prosperity fund in Thailand and Myanmar.
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References from this week’s episode
- Voctech Podcast Trailer
- Richard Price
- NHS Health Education England
- Learning Technologies Summer Forum
- The team Richard work’s for: https://hee.nhs.uk/tel
- The TEL team blog: https://telblog.hee.nhs.uk/
- Allied Health Professions
- Torbay Hospital VR Lab
- Nick Peres
- The Topol Review on healthcare and the digital future: https://topol.hee.nhs.uk/
- Professor Eric Topol
- Digital capabilities work Richard mentions: https://hee.nhs.uk/our-work/digital-literacy
- Berci Mesco, The Medical Futurist
- National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
- Learn Appeal – e-Learning Industry Charity
- Leslie Price
- LearnAppeal in Kenya: https://youtu.be/y0FW6iRwRQo
- Learn Appeal Website
- European EdTech Network
Invitation to our launch!
Thank you to Ufi Charitable Trust & Ufi Ventures
Ufi Charitable Trust Our aim is to help improve vocational skills in the UK’s workforce by funding digital solutions for vocational learning. We only fund activity that is ‘scalable’ through technology, ie projects that use digital methods to widen access to vocational learning. While digital learning solutions are potentially open to all, we are especially keen to assist digital projects which involve post school age vocational learners that have failed to be engaged by the education system. https://www.ufi.co.uk/ Contact; firstname.lastname@example.org, Head of Communications, Ufi Charitable Trust
Ufi Ventures offers early stage ventures finance and support that draws on the depth of Ufi’s experience in developing digital technologies for skills needed for work. We can invest from £150,000 up to £1m as equity or debt into early stage companies who share our mission and meet our investment criteria. We are keen to collaborate and co-invest with other value-aligned investors interested in the opportunity presented by the changing nature of work and skills. https://www.ufi.co.uk/ufi-ventures Contact; email@example.com
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