Making Interprofessional Education Groovy

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsOral presentationTeaching


In 2018 the University of Northampton’s Faculty of Health, Education and Society
management team decided that Interprofessional Education (IPE) needed to be built in to professional services degree programmes in the academic year 19/20; Interprofessional communication and working is integral to professional services’ processes and procedures to ensure that the patient/client journey is supportive and effective. However, IPE can be seen as an extra learning burden for staff and students and a rather dry and dull study area. A task force was set up with stakeholders from each professional services department and a couple of learning technologists. The challenge facing the IPE team was “How can we create a module
that can be easily embedded, self-directed, engaging, instructionally effective, but most of all, exciting?” This short presentation will take delegates through the back-story of the development journey of the predominantly online Blackboard IPE module; through the difficulties of creating self-directed e-tivities using educational technology such as Xerte and PebblePad; how these were embedded into multiple degree programmes, and finally what engagement levels have been from staff and, more importantly, students to date.
Period7 Jan 2020
Event titleDURBBU - Access All Areas: The 20th Durham Blackboard Users’ Conference
Event typeConference
LocationDurham, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Educational practice
  • Learning Technology
  • Interprofessional