The Redback Team
12th December 2016
HETI Webinars Recognised at the 2016 AITD Excellence Awards
At Redback, our customer’s success is our success and nothing brings us more joy than seeing an organisation we have worked with for years being acknowledged for their hard work. That is why we are so happy to share that last month, one of our long standing customers – the Health Education Training Institute (HETI) were named as a finalist for the Best Use of Technology Award at the AITD Excellence Awards Night.
We sat down with HETI’s Senior Program Officer Maureen Winn to find out more.
How have webinars helped you in making such a successful program?
The biggest challenge for us was delivering content across an extraordinarily large area comprised of metropolitan, rural and remote areas in NSW. Webinars allowed us to reach a much wider community while making the best use of our resources. We are also massive advocates of blended learning and it was great that we could put it into active use.
I also really enjoyed using the online registration process as a way of finding out what our members wanted to learn. This took the guess work out of content creation and allowed us to create a sort of ‘feedforward’ approach, which was then passed on to our nursing and midwifery educators. Through this, our members owned what they wanted to learn and we simply became the facilitators of that information.
How difficult was it to use the webinar technology?
Not difficult at all! The technical side of running webinars was handled by the Redback Events Team which meant that our Nursing and Midwifery Team could focus all of their attention on content creation and scaffolding the learning approach. This made everything really simple and ensured that our programs always ran without a hitch.
What do you think is the secret to creating such great and interactive online events?
I would say that the secret to our success definitely lies within the support we have received from the District Directors of Nursing and Midwifery and all the Local Health Districts who have contributed to our programs on every level. It really is a combined effort of many organisations within our sector and without them the flow of information to our educators would not be possible.
Amanda Culver and Maureen Winn from HETI
A big thank you to our partner AITD for organising the Awards and congratulations once again to HETI for being nominated in an incredibly important category. We look forward to seeing what your programs will achieve in the future!
Until next time,