Medical Education in the digital age

Ι was recently invited to give a keynote at MEI 2015, the Medical Education Informatics conference that took place in Greece in June. A very well organised event held at the premises of the Research Dissemination Centre of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, a model environment for running conferences and interactive events.  Continue reading

The ‘Course Visualiser’

Course Visualiser

Course Visualiser

We have made a start on the first KOOCs (King’s Open Online Courses – for King’s students). The first approved KOOCs will be tailored to Bioscience Students on the themes of Academic Writing, Statistics and Ethics.

With this in mind we have designed a course structure to be followed by all courses, based on the learning design model: ICARE (Introduction, Connect, Apply, Reflect, Extend) -Hoffman and Ritchie, 1998- and inspired by other already familiar platforms such as FutureLearn or the Open University. This structure builds upon the familiarisation of the users with the system by reducing the learning curve and hopefully maintaining students motivation to learn (Tidwell, 2010). Continue reading

E-QUAL : An international project to enhance the links between India HE and King’s

E-QUAL is the name of a four-year long international collaborative project that members of the CTEL team have been engaged in over the last 12 months. Its full title is ‘Enhancing quality, access and governance of undergraduate education in India’ and it has been the outcome of the College delegation initiatives that visited India in 2012 and has been funded under the ‘Support to Indo – European Interactions on Higher Education’ European initiative. The project overall co-ordinator is the British Council of India and the partnership consists of key Indian higher education institutions and two European partners: King’s College London and the University of Bologna.

The overall objective of the project is to enhance the quality, access and governance of undergraduate education, through the promotion of Indo- EU Higher Education partnerships and collaborations. In the partnership, we are planning to do that by:

1) facilitating the exchange of best practice, experience and knowledge in undergraduate teaching and learning using technology enhanced learning approaches relevant to India’s context;

2) supporting the governance and management of student learning through strengthening student participation; and

3) promoting the use of open source and technology enhanced educational resources in Indian universities to enable wider access to high quality undergraduate education. Continue reading