SCIE Consultation: Creating an e-learning strategy for social care in England

Published: October 2004

e-Learning is the use of information and communication technologies, including the internet and worldwide web, to improve and support teaching, training and learning. It will play an increasingly important role in the future of social care.

In autumn 2003, the Department of Health (DH) asked the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) to develop the use of e-learning in social care.As part of this work, SCIE and TopssEngland are jointly consulting on a sector-wide development strategy.

The social care e-learning strategy which will be developed out of the results of this consultation is one part of a wider approach to improving learning, knowledge and skills in social care. It will contribute to the new