It is hardly surprising that an organisation the size of the NHS, has multiple Learning Management Systems (LMS). In common with many other IT systems, the NHS benefits when it leverages the economies of scale the Learning Hub can offer.
Health Education England’s Technology Enhanced Learning (HEE TEL) team has migrated in the region of 1500 resources from 2 older, outdated platforms which have provided cost savings, while also providing users with more functionality and a better user experience. Both eWIN and the eLearning Repository were based on the open-source Drupal platform. To migrate the content, the migration squad worked closely with stakeholders to ensure the transition was as smooth as possible. A lot of groundwork was done to ensure old and outdated content was not migrated by using data from the old system to help with the decision of which content to keep.
Some the content hosted on the eLearning Repository was accessed via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). To ensure the minimum disruption to NHS Trusts who hosted content on the platform; we were able to perform the migration in such a manner to maintain the links to the content so the Trust would not need to make any changes locally. This is part of the squad’s efforts to make the process as seamless as possible.
There is a pipeline of migrations that we are keen to do including the TEL North Content Server and the TEL South Content Server.
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