The Using Digital Technology to Enhance Inter-Professional Education (IPE) project focused on professions learning with, from and about one another to foster collaborative practice. This project implemented and evaluated the impact of an online IPE programme designed to promote collaborative practice within undergraduate health care disciplines. The project resulted in recognition at institutional level of the potential of digital technology for the enhancement of inter-professional learning. Through the evaluation, students reported that they had a better understanding of one of the key elements of inter-professional learning – the roles and responsibilities of other health care disciplines. In addition, interviews with facilitators revealed that the project provided a platform for academics to get to know and work with staff from other disciplines across the college; for many this was the first time this occurred.
Final Project Review (October 2016)