The Learning Hub will be a powerful new digital platform that will provide easy access to a wide range of education and training resources for the health and care workforce. It is being developed by Health Education England’s (HEE) national Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Programme.
The Learning Hub’s Service team is making significant progress on the technical requirements for the platform’s functionality for the Beta launch, early in 2020.
Over the past few months key areas of the Learning Hub’s design have been shared with users from all over the UK and from a variety of NHS, health and care backgrounds. The Learning Hub team’s focus on user research is ensuring that users are central to the platform’s design; listening to the needs of the users and upholding the commitment to deliver a Learning Hub that meets the learning requirements of the health and care workforce.
The ability for users to share content across NHS communities and the wider health and care sector forms the cornerstone of the Learning Hub. As part of the process for making this possible, a series of one-to-one task-driven user research sessions were recently carried out. Each session focused on understanding how users interact with screen designs and testing vital user journeys, while also gathering invaluable feedback and thoughts on how improvements can be made to the existing designs to make this specific user journey as user-friendly as possible.
The uptake on these sessions has been very good and feedback gathered has already been shared with the service team designers; generating fresh ideas on how to further improve this part of the development and design of the Learning Hub.
In sharing his experience of being involved in the user research exercise John Battersby, Training and Workforce Lead, Public Health England, said: “First impressions of the prototype screens for uploading and managing resources on the Learning Hub are really positive.
“The interface looks clean and allows a logical workflow. Everything is very intuitive and easy to use.”
The Learning Hub team is calling for individuals with resources they wish to share and contribute to the platform to email to begin discussions in readiness for the Learning Hub’s launch.
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