Yesterday the Learning Enhancement and Support Team delivered a workshop titled ‘Solving Problems with Technology Enhanced Learning’ to a number of clinicians and GPs at Scunthorpe General Hospital.
The aim of the session was to provide an overview of how Technology Enhanced Learning is currently embedded within the HYMS curriculum. The workshop was designed to encourage a professional dialogue between participants on how they can improve learner engagement and interaction in common teaching scenario.
Using the Viewpoints Learner Engagement Reflective Toolkit developed by the University of Ulster (see below), participants were asked to reflect upon, redesign and enhance a typical teaching scenario in the HYMS MBBS curriculum. In addition, they were encouraged to consider how technology could facilitate and enrich this learning activity.
The aim was to encourage them to think about they could make innovative adjustments and transform the curriculum/learning activity, not how they could shoehorn the use of technology into their teaching. One group looked at the process of teaching students about abnormal gait – the deviation from a normal walking pattern. Whilst the other group investigated how students could utilise technology to enhance the process of learning about acute illnesses. Several technologies such as Blackboard Discussion Boards, Video Conferencing and iPads were identified as potential tools to enhance these teaching scenarios.