UKeU's eLearning Platform to Support New Healthcare eLearning Project
the government-backed company set up to provide online degrees from UK
universities, today announces its involvement with the UK Healthcare Education
Partnership will be developing a range of eLearning opportunities, aimed at
healthcare professionals, which will run on UKeU’s eLearning platform.
Partnership is a consortium which comprises the Royal College of Nursing (RCN),
City University, the University of Leicester and the University of Ulster.
Established a year ago, the Partnership aims to transform healthcare
education in the UK.
Working with UKeU, it will draw together the academic, technological and
professional expertise needed to develop, deliver and support high quality,
online learning for healthcare professionals.
UKeU and the Partnership will also look to exploit international
Beaumont, Chief Executive of UKeU said, “We are delighted to be working with
the RCN and City, Leicester and Ulster universities which have formed the UK Healthcare
This is an exciting and important initiative, and a true partnership.
The online learning opportunities which the Partnership are developing
will provide an ideal vehicle for those working in healthcare to achieve
professional and academic excellence.
I believe UKeU’s technological solutions, operational service and
support, and understanding of eLearning will make a real contribution to the
of the Partnership and RCN Executive Director for Nursing, Alison Kitson said,
“This is fantastic news.
We believe this project is at the cutting edge of learning and
Our vision is to broaden and deepen access to learning for healthcare
professionals and through that make a difference to patient care.”
eUniversities Worldwide (UKeU) was established in May 2001 to market and support
the online provision of degree courses from UK universities to students outside
of the UK and businesses worldwide.
UKeU also has a mandate to help widen access to higher education in the
is on track to launch its first degrees online in spring 2003.
These include courses from the University of Cambridge and The Open
University, the University of York, Sheffield Hallam University, and the
University of Ulster.
eUniversities Worldwide Limited is the operating company of eLearning Holding
Company Limited, whose shareholders are UK universities and colleges. Through
the holding company, UK colleges and universities have granted UKeU a licence to
deliver their courses online.
UKeU is backed with £62m of funding from the UK government, which is
committed through to 2004.
Revenues will be earned from fee income from enrolling students.
For more information visit www.ukeu.com
further information contact:
Head of Communications
Telephone 020 7932 4430
UKeU Mobile 07766 368657
Telephone: 020 7467 9302
The UK Healthcare Education
Telephone: 0207 647 3633
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