BJU International (BJUI), an independent charity for the advancement and improvement of education in urology and men's health, has selected Brightwave'sTotal Learning System tessello for its continuing professional development (CPD) platform, BJUI Knowledge. The platform launches in January 2016 and has been designed to provide urologists with a comprehensive CPD resource available on any device, combining e-learning content with a CPD diary function.
The BJU International Journal is a leading international urology journal and is the official journal of the British Association of Urological Surgeons, the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand, the Irish Society of Urology, the Hong Kong Urological Association and the Swiss Continence Foundation. BJUI is also affiliated to the urological associations of many other countries.
BJUI selected Brightwave's Total Learning System tessello to develop the platform for its new continuing professional development (CPD) resource for urologists worldwide. Innovative e-learning content will be published in short modules, developed from evidence based, peer reviewed content, covering a curriculum developed by the BJUI Knowledge Editorial Team of urologists. The platform will also provide a convenient place for urologists to log and record reflection on their CPD activity, with the ability to filter and create CPD activity reports that can be exported and edited.
BJUI Knowledge, developed in partnership with Brightwave, is a custom-built CPD version of its award-winning total learning system tessello. Chosen for its exceptional user experience the platform was designed to deliver a seamless experience for users across multiple devices and support the sharing of medical knowledge and insight.
One of the first platforms in the global market to implement the xAPI (formerly Tin Can), tessello's existing functionality was enhanced to deliver the perfect solution to this CPD requirement. Users undertake and record formal learning online via the platform, and via xAPI technology the system also tracks informal learning as part of an individual's CME activities that are undertaken outside of the system.
The formal and informal learning experiences captured within the portal provides a single view of an individual's continuing medical education. This provides immediate value to learners who can record all CPD for professional re-accreditation purposes but, crucially, allows learners to reflect on their learning, and share with peers.
The advancement of tessello to meet BJUI International's requirements sees 70:20:10 truly enabled for continuing professional development.
Caroline Walmsley, CEO at Brightwave said:
"While structured and formal learning remains a vital component of continuing professional development for all professional associations, it is clear to Brightwave that the application of learning technologies to capture informal and promote social learning satisfies a natural and integral part of professionals' development.
In partnership with BJUI International, we have developed the first learning platform of its kind. BJUI Knowledge meets the need of a truly modern CPD programme in enabling the accreditation of informal learning. BJUI's forward-thinking approach to meeting the needs of its learners has allowed us to not only collaborate on this exciting project, but develop a tailored version of tessello that has the potential to transform the delivery of continuing professional development to other membership organisations worldwide."
Professor Krishna Sethia, Chairman at BJUI International, said:
"Requirements for revalidation and CPD are increasing around the world and the demands on urologists' time mean that learning needs to fit seamlessly into their working lives. The aim of BJUI Knowledge is to improve the learning experience for urologists. To that end, in tessello, we have a portal that supports urologists, allowing them to capture, share and reflect on knowledge that is vital to the profession."