Discussions on Health Care Worker and ICT
26 April 2010
Rogaland County Council issued an invitation to a dialogue conference 14-16 April 2010 on health care education on behalf of the Council for Health and Social Care Education in Albir, Spain, at which a number of directors, public enterprises and educational representatives were present.
Leif Kjetil Knudsen, RKK's IKT and Product Development Manager, gave an opening presentation on ICT and the possibilities it offers for flexibility and adapted education schemes. RKK believes ICT is already here to stay and will increasingly be an important factor in guaranteeing the best access to good education and flexible study programmes for as many adult health care workers as possible.
RKK has long and extensive practical experience in ICT-supported health care education, both over the Internet and in combination with local group meetings, and realises that slight adjustments can enable more target groups to access courses but that the challenge is to get information out effectively to potential users in local authority areas. It is also possible to learn of the experience of differernt industries and enterprises through the RKK system, and RKK firmly believes in a new lift to reach national education goals of greater volume. RKK will introduce concrete initiatives to follow up this dialogue.
Time was also allowed for discussions with, and visits to, selected health care institutions, as here at Betanien: (from the left.) Leif Knudsen RKK, Jarle Nilsen head of the Vocational Education Board in Rogaland and Marit Wolfe,manager of Fundacion Betanien. On this occasion the opportunity was also taken at the end of the seminar to present a trade certificate to the first Norwegian health care worker to have taken all her training in Spain, in cooperation with Norwegian health institutions.