Our goals

CPD Online aims to provide a high-quality, interactive learning experience using a range of multimedia techniques and linking to other more traditional resources such as journal articles, external websites and college events.
CPD Online aims to provide a high-quality, interactive learning experience using a range of multimedia techniques and linking to other more traditional resources such as journal articles, external websites and college events.
 
The modules have been developed on the basis that people have different learning styles. They offer a range of approaches (sound, animation and video) in order to meet your learning needs and enhance your learning experience.
 
We have trialled a range of pilot modules, encouraging debate and challenging ourselves to develop interesting and relevant course material. We have been delighted to confirm from the feedback we received that multimedia techniques can enhance learning in a variety of ways, changing people’s attitudes and opinions about topics, as well as supporting the acquisition of knowledge and skills. Interactivity is a key component of good e-learning material. Reflective learning opportunities and tests are incorporated into the modules to keep users engaged with the content provided.
 
Finally, we aim to produce a high-quality resource that reflects best practice in psychiatry today. Though anyone with the requisite technical expertise can put material onto the web, that is in itself no guarantee of educational quality. All of our work goes through a peer review process where, once submitted, an expert in the field reviews it. Only when the reviewer, CPD Online Editor and the College's Publications Department approve the work is it then published on the live site.
 
We also ask authors to review and update their work regularly. This ensures that we maintain quality, up-to-date content that is relevant for fully qualified psychiatrists and other mental health professionals.
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