- 1. Introduction
This document is prepared for educators who are interested in using the ENeA SEA e-Learning platform as part of their teaching or curriculum delivery. It provides guidance and examples of effective utilization of ENeA SEA modules in medicine and other allied health science curricula and also introduces the features available for educators.
1. Overview of the ENeA-SEA platform
2. Preparation to benefit from the platform
3. Application of ENeA-SEA modules for teaching and learning
4. How to use/utilize Tutor Toolkits
- 2. ENeA-SEA platform
The ENeA SEA platform offers interactive learning modules and educator/tutor support materials; and they are as follows.
Standardised e-Learning modules
The ENeA SEA platform has 6 e-Learning modules offering a standardised curriculum:
• Nutrition & Lifestyle during Pregnancy
• Breast Milk Substitutes
• Nutritional Care of Preterm Infants
• Complementary Feeding
Each module consists of 3-5 Units and each Unit has: self-assessment tests, lessons and supplementary learning materials.
Customized e-Learning module
In addition to the standardised eLearning modules, the platform enables the user to create a customized learning module that meets their individual learning needs.
Tutor Area The platform has a Tutor Area set up to support educators. a set of toolkits, question bank, case studies and easy to use e-Learning tools, have been developed and made available to educators.
- 3. Preparation to benefit from the platform
If you are new to the platform, we recommend that you go through the following preparatory steps.
- 4. Application of ENeA-SEA modules for teaching and learning
To help you picture how the modules may fit into your curriculum, we have prepared the following 3 use case scenarios: flipped classrooms (Scenario 1), customized curricula for blended learning (Scenario 2), and problem-based or self-directed learning (Scenario 3).
- 5. How to use/utilize Tutor Toolkits
In addition to the ENeA SEA eLearning modules, we have developed question bank, case studies and easy to use e-learning tools for tutors/educators. If you are a tutor/educator, please continue to read this section so that you can find out what they are and how you can use them.
With these resources we aim to support you to devise and implement an effective teaching and learning strategy appropriate for your context. Our expected outcomes include active learner centred learning through blended teaching and learning and enhanced student learning experience in early nutrition. We also anticipate these will help you increase the topics you teach in the same teaching time and/or reduce teaching time for the same number of topics that are currently taught face-to-face only.
- 6. Troubleshooting: Potential issues and suggestions for resolving
When venturing into online learning and blended learning, both learners and educators may face challenges that could prevent both parties to maximise the benefit that could be gained. Research actually suggest that elearning has great potential as it offers flexibility of time and space not limited in face to face training, and that more and more students especially the younger generation re more prone to want to study online, and train just-in-time.
In this section we provide several common issues faced by educators wishing to embark on elearning.