Our ECHO® Learning Series deliver a free online, interactive model of case-based learning, delivered via Zoom. It encourages ‘all teach, all learn’ for participants to share knowledge, discuss cases or scenarios, and develop new skills.
ECHO® sessions are run as an interactive and conversational group. The presenter delivers topic expertise, with panellists providing evidence-based knowledge and understanding of the topic. Participants are encouraged to contribute personal experience by presenting one or two cases. By bringing participant experience into the session, it helps ground expert knowledge into real-world examples. Everyone is encouraged to participate in discussions.
If a Series is of interest and supports your professional or volunteer learning or interests, then we encourage you to participate. You are encouraged to bring members of your team, including students, to participate in the discussions.
Each ECHO® Series will cover key topics as outlined in the published overview. The expert panel will be available to answer your questions and provide input as the group discusses case presentations or scenarios at each session. By the end of the Series, you will be empowered to put your learning into practice.
Following each session, a copy of the presentation and a summary of the case recommendations will be emailed to participants who attended.
To get the most out of an ECHO® Series, participants are encouraged to attend all of the sessions scheduled. At each session, you will share your knowledge and experiences, learn from other participants and are encouraged to present a case or relevant scenario during the series.
The time commitment varies across each Series, but most involve either weekly or fortnightly sessions of 60 to 90 minutes per session. If you’re submitting a case or scenario to share with the group, plan to spend around 15 minutes filling out the Presentation Template to help inform the expert panel and to clarify your thinking.
To share your own case or scenario with the group, complete the Presentation Template (you will receive this via email, upon registration) and return it by email to the Series Coordinator. Preparing a case should not take longer than 10-15 minutes. Here are a few things to keep in mind when preparing a case:
- Your case does not need to relate to the scheduled topic for the session. Keep in mind that spaces to present cases or scenarios are limited, so submit your interest to present a case as soon as possible.
- Consider a question about your case that you would like to ask the group—the more specific the better.
- There is no need for the case to be in-depth, and often less is more—additional details that are important often come out naturally with clarifying questions and discussion.
- Leave out any identifying or potentially identifying information.
Please make every effort to attend all the sessions in a Series. One of the most valuable aspects of learning this way, is the community that develops.
ECHO® uses Zoom for all sessions. Calendar appointments with the Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to the start of the Series.
All you need to join is an internet connection and a device with a webcam, which includes tablets and smart phones. If you would like to have a test-run, please contact us at ECHO@hw.qld.gov.au.
The Health and Wellbeing Queensland ECHO® team is here to support you. If you have any queries or concerns at any stage, please contact us at ECHO@hw.qld.gov.au.
Last updated 31 August 2021