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Embedding an ePortfolio in Professional Practice Julia O’Sullivan Matthew Wheeler

Embedding an ePortfolio in Professional Practice Julia O’Sullivan Matthew Wheeler

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  1. Embedding an ePortfolio in Professional PracticeJulia O’SullivanMatthew Wheeler

  2. Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) • Standard setting body for general dental practitioners • Education provider • Membership body • 95% of UK dentistry in primary care

  3. CPD in general dental practice

  4. Career-long learning tool • Reflective and evaluative tool • Management tool for CPD activity • Assessment tool • Sharing & discussion tool

  5. Project focus Aim: • to develop a CPD tool that is attractive to dental care practitioners and secure to protect confidentiality Outcomes: • Members have a career long online portfolio to manage their CPD activity • Evidence can be extracted to meet a range of purposes including MJDF portfolios of evidence and revalidation • Perceived membership benefit

  6. Methodology: Production of specification (Dec 2009) Structured pilot (Feb – May 2010) Volunteers Feedback & evaluation Customisation (June – Oct 2010) National launch (February 2011) ePortfolio project

  7. Results: Individual use • Primarily CPD tool • Facilitates reflection through proformas • Encourages planning and updating • Ability to cross reference evidence and upload all types of files • Compile ePortfolio’s for external verifiers

  8. Results: Collaborative use • Validation of learning through peer-review • Develop reflective practice on education programmes • Assessments submitted & timely marked • Production of ePortfolio’s for staff appraisals • Divisional & national communication and policy development • Divisional study groups

  9. Lessons learnt • Project plan & engagement of relevant expertise • Identify system requirements • Build a strong working relationship with the vendor • Pilot the system with a variety of uses & audiences • Plan structured induction activities = successful implementation

  10. Reflections • “at last all my records can be kept in one place, rather than in a shoe-box!” • “makes developing my MJDF portfolio a lot easier” • “will aid future revalidation requirements” • “Touchstone provides an effective way of disseminating clinical governance frameworks with the relevant committee”