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Who Inspires You?

Who inspires you to create better learning?  Who ignites your passion for learning?  Who is your learning mentor?  This year’s conference planning is well underway.  We’ve got some “irons in the fire” and hope to be able to announce our keynote speaker shortly. We think our conference agenda will give you that spark of inspiration you way be looking for.  Our curriculum team is busy planning and would welcome your input.  Let us know who you’d like to see – we are always looking for ideas!

We invite you to join us this year at eACH!

Keep an eye on this website for more information about the conference agenda and our plans to engage, encourage and incite your passion for eLearning.  Watch this blog for updates.  And if you’d like to leave a comment, I encourage you to do so below, as we’re always looking for ideas!

July is a great time to visit Toronto, so hold the dates July 7th & 8th.

If you don’t know much about Toronto, attending the conference is a great way to learn more about a city that is welcoming, diverse, multicultural and very livable.  While the term “world-class” may be a bit overused these days, it is very applicable to Toronto, which is Canada’s largest city and is home to a variety of different healthcare organizations, all with learning challenges that are probably similar to yours!

Welcome to eACH!

Welcome to eACH! This blog is meant to welcome you to the eLearning Alliance of Canadian Hospitals, more informally known as eACH.  While our conference attendees are primarily from Southern Ontario, we grow every year and welcoming participants well beyond the borders of the Ontario.  We’re hoping to engage you, wherever you live and work, as our passion for good eLearning extends beyond geographical and industry borders.

If you’re reading this, you are probably someone who is interested in learning through technology, just like us.  Perhaps you’re someone who is an experienced eLearning designer looking for new challenges.  Or perhaps you’re new to eLearning and are looking for kindred spirits who have the same interests that you do.  Whatever the case, we’d like to welcome you.

As for the eACH Conference planning team, we’re instructional designers, health professionals, healthcare educators, technology implementers, Learning Management Administrators and others interested in learning through technology.  We wear many hats in our daily work lives and we work in organizations that are part of the healthcare industry.  Healthcare is a sector that is constantly changing, as we are running to keep up with legislation, new technology and health research.  So we too are constantly changing, learning and growing!

Originally eACH was formed about seven years ago for the purpose of purchasing a shared Learning Management System (LMS) for a group of hospitals in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  While the shared LMS didn’t work out, the sharing, learning and expertise did – and the result is that eACH members meet and network regularly to share their work and their challenges.  Since that time, the group realized that other healthcare organizations across the world had many of the same challenges that we were experiencing, along with being part of the unique environment that is healthcare.  So, the idea of a larger conference was born.

The first conference was a success.  People from a larger geographical area than just Toronto attended and had an opportunity to meet other like-minded people and share what they were working on.  Most of us were there because we wanted to know what other organizations were up to, how we could address our eLearning issues and who out there was doing something that they wanted to share with us.

Since then, it’s been about networking, and sharing innovative ideas that others in our larger community are putting into practice.  Each year we see the conference grow and each year we challenge ourselves to extend our reach even further.  We’ve had some amazing conference keynotes, an overwhelming number of innovative “show and share” presenters, and some great opportunities to meet people we would have never had the opportunity to meet without this conference.  Our plan is to continue this success of growth, networking, opportunities for sharing and learning together.