Tele-education, otherwise known as distance learning, is a method to deliver education and training to learners across electronic learning and teaching systems.
IHS utilizes tele-education to deliver national continuing education programming to medical and behavioral health providers working in the IHS, Tribal, and Urban (I/T/U) Indian Health system.
There are many benefits to tele-education, such as:
- Low Cost: Saves money for the learners that would be spent on travel and lodging.
- Decreases provider isolation: Allows connection to other providers across the I/T/U system.
- Flexibility: Distance learners are able to access at their convenience.
- Decreases interruptions to patient care.
- Options: Allows learners more access to different courses and topics beyond what may only be available in their region.
What services does the TBHCE Tele-Education Program Provide?
- Archived Webinars: Allow I/T/U providers to access past webinar trainings and to search by topic.
- On Demand Training: Trains I/T/U providers (using a self-paced format) on high priority behavioral health and medical topics.
- Conference and Meeting Live Streaming: Allows people to learn of upcoming streamed events and to view archived streamed events.
- Training and Meeting Hosting Requests:The TBHCE Tele-education staff are available to host webinars, virtual meetings, and streaming services.