The Educational Technology Team work together with academic staff and Educational Specialists to produce high quality learning resources for blended and self-directed learning. These include thought-provoking self-tests, animations, video-based case studies and cutting edge communication technologies.
Supporting the online curriculum:
The Team offer essential support and advice to all teaching staff on the MBChB, GEC, BMedSc, Nursing and Physiotherapy undergraduate courses, and all other taught postgraduate courses. The support provided includes instruction into the use of web technologies and software, student and staff induction training, uploading lecture notes, and creating new resources.
Web 2.0 Technologies:
We use expertise in WebCT2.0 technologies, such as social networking, mobile and file sharing, to create innovative learning solutions for students. The Team also provide training courses for staff.
Inter-professional education and Clinical Pathways:
The Team have created a content management system and web portal for regional inter-professional partners. This portal provides teaching resources to many health-related courses in the region, including pathways, clinical simulations, plenary day resources and further inter-professional information. The Team are also responsible for producing a range of online clinical "pathways" containing video content, related activities and a combination of formative and summative assessment.
Reflective learning using ePortfolios:
An ePortfolio system has been introduced by the Educational Technology Team to encourage students to become more reflective about their learning. The aim is to produce a secure web-based application which offers students the opportunity for private and facilitated reflection on all aspects of their studies and self-development, and for them to receive regular feedback on their progress from academic mentors.
Live lecture recording:
Live Event Recording: The Team have led the introduction of Echo360 into mainstream teaching across the College and are prominent in planning the rollout of the technology across the University. This is available to all teaching staff in the lecture theatres of the Medical School and through the use of loanable laptops elsewhere.
Online Learning Activities:
The Team create a wide variety of custom websites for academic and clinical staff to support their teaching. These often include rich media learning activites, questionsets and opportunties for reflection and feedback.