The technology enhanced learning (TEL) programme was established in 2013 with the vision that healthcare in the UK be underpinned by world-class education and training that is enhanced through innovation and the use of existing and emergent technologies and techniques
TEL uses technology as part of the learning process. That use needs to be effective and appropriate in order to enhance the learning of healthcare professionals for the benefit of patients. There is clear evidence that innovative educational technologies provide opportunities for health and social care students, trainees and educators to acquire, develop and maintain the essential knowledge, skills, values and behaviours needed for safe, effective patient care. Such technologies include m-learning (mobile learning), e-learning, simulation, virtual and augmented reality technologies and many more.