The Faculty of Health, Education and Society at the University of Northampton Interprofessional Education (IPE) Steering Committee was put together to create an IPE programme which delivered a learning experience allied with the IPE ethos. In doing so, the IPe-Cahoots digital instructional resource was conceived. IPe-Cahoots was devised as a digital instructional resource to support Health, Education and Social Care students to work together to co-create a digital project to submit to a cross-Faculty e-Conference. PebblePad’s diverse multi-application, ease of use and engaging interface was the obvious choice of platform for e-submission creation, especially considering that most of the IPE students would already have PebblePad accounts for their professional programme assessments. In addition, the fact that all group work could be done online and asynchronously using PebblePad’s collaboration feature was key, as this meant that those who had courses running at different times, or perhaps placement commitments, could still work on an e-submission together. IPe-Cahoots is more than an assessment resource, it is a valuable educational technology skills resource to promote digital fluency.
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