OnLine Learning Environment (OLLE)
OLLE is a virtual space that uses current technology to offer easy access to quality education, training and support to a wide range of groups across our entire training region. It is designed to complement the out-of-practice, in-practice and external online learning activities currently provided.
In addition, this platform is intended to provide a user-friendly place to form a virtual community, share resources as well as participate in relevant training and education.
Some of the resources available via OLLE:
- Learning Needs Analysis (LNA) multiple choice questionnaires.
- Information and resources for Virtual Study Groups (VSG), Virtual Learning Group (VLG), Hospital, Urban and Rural Peer GP Learning sessions (peer GPLs), including the ability for Registrars to submit learning objectives, add pre-readings and post-session resources for their peer GPL sessions.
- For Block Release Education Days, OLLE manages the essential information, resources, RSVPs, and travel and accommodation for Rural Registrars.
- Emergency Courses including the Emergency Skills Program, GP Emergencies, Doctors Bag Supplies, ECG Interpretation, and Paediatric Emergencies. These online courses may link with face-to-face workshops and include e-tutorials, interactive cases and quizzes.
- Core Tutorial Package: This package of tutorials incorporates different styles of learning and online resources.The tutorial topics were chosen with feedback from Interns and Supervisors as well as with reference to the BEACH survey of general practice activity (2006). Supervisors and junior doctors are encouraged to consider contributing further modules for the package.
- Difficult to Teach Topics: This is an in-practice teaching tool for Supervisors to assist Registrars’ learning. It contains topics that were identified as Supervisors as difficult to teach.
- Study Groups: Registrar directed focused learning groups can be hosted on OLLE.
- Information and Training for Registrar Clinical Encounters in Training (ReCEnT)
- Get SMART Topics: Get SMART (Supervisor Module Around Registrar Training) is an in-practice teaching tool that enables structured interactive discussion between Registrar and Supervisor on specific topics. It also includes activities for Registrars and a comprehensive list of resources.
- The Business of General Practice Module: The Business of General Practice has been designed to give Registrars an insight into the fundamentals of medical business management. It is a platform to create thought and further exploration prior to embarking on independent general practice. Winner of the 2010 GPET RTP Innovation Award.
- Resources: a searchable repository of resources within the RACGP and ACRRM Curriculum Areas, 'What's App?': a list of iPad resources, and Online Resources: a list of useful web resources.
- Medical Educator meeting resources and information.
- International Medical Graduates Virtual Study Groups.
- Prevocational General Practice Placement Program (PGPPP) GP Term information.
- Information and resources for Supervisor workshops and forums for Supervisors.
- Information and resources for Practice Manager workshops and forums for Practice Managers.
GP Registrar Information Management and Education (GPRime)
GPRime is an online information management and education system that AOGP Registrars use to track a number of components required for training, including completion of their educational requirements.
Some of the services available via GPRime:
- Documentation of educational requirements and their completion
- Online reporting and feedback
- Customised learning plans and learning analysis tools
- Personal learning portfolio
- Communication tools
During orientation into the AOGP Training Program, Registrars are provided with training in the use of GPRime and OLLE.
Adelaide to Outback is continuing to forge ahead with regard to technological innovations in education. As part of this pioneering effort, AOGP provided all 2011 Registrars with an iPad as a pilot for evaluating use in out-of-practice training. 2012 cohort Registrars were provided with iPads, and iPad use has been incorporated in to both in-practice and out-of-practice training.
This will allow AOGP to bring Registrars new, engaging forms of learning. It will also allow AOGP to reduce the financial and environmental cost of printed materials, as well as provide a uniform platform for distributing digital material.
Funding is also available to assist Registrars in rural areas to gain access to the internet from home.