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E-learning: The Facilitation of Learning and Associated Staff Needs

Miss Harbinder Sandhu, Centre for Primary Health Care Studies, Warwick Medical School and Dr Andrea Docherty, Redditch and Bromsgrove PCT

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As interest and utilisation of e-learning progresses within teaching, consideration must be given not only to those courses providing a predominantly e-learning framework but also to those which use e-learning as a tool to facilitate learning rather than as a key educational focus.  One such course, the Certificate in Diabetes Care provided by Warwick Diabetes Care, University of Warwick, uses email communication, incorporating coursework submission, distance learning and internet access to facilitate student learning.  This article will focus on the study conducted to determine student views on the barriers and facilitators to this approach.