If This Then That (IFTTT)

By | May 14, 2014

“If This Then That” (IFTTT for short) is a free service that allows you to create digital “recipes”, made up of triggers and actions that operate across different “channels” (services you have activated and authorised to use with IFTTT)  that are coordinated to create your own custom automated commands. An example might be, ‘Whenever I set ‘Evernote’… Read More »

Poll Everywhere Online Voting: Review

By | March 20, 2014

Having used and provided training for some student response systems before (notably TurningPoint), it was great to be part of supporting a new one; Poll Everywhere, during one of the lectures I was helping to capture for one of the MBChB first year modules. Poll Everywhere works by allowing responders to vote on an answer, or… Read More »

BETT Show 2014

By | February 4, 2014

This January I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the BETT show again, keeping up my consecutive run of visits for the fourth year. I stopped by on Friday for around four hours to get an idea of what sort of technologies are making headway in education this year and to generally keep… Read More »

National NHS-HE Forum

By | January 29, 2014

I have been attending the NHS-HE forum since 2005 and have found it a really useful event where I can meet with members from a wide variety of National Health Service and Higher Education institutions. The presentations are always varied and stimulating, covering topics relating to research data and systems, NHS governance issues, JANET networking… Read More »

The Invisible Golden Thread

By | January 21, 2014

About 10 years ago I asked my son (now aged 27) if he had to choose between either the family Internet connection or the television, which would he choose? For him it was a no-brainer, Internet every time. Now he has his own home with no TV but a large computer monitor in the lounge… Read More »

Colin Lumsden presents at Education Excellence Seminar 2014

By | January 8, 2014

“Using mobile technologies in Undergraduate Medical Education: The Manchester Experience” Dr. Colin Lumsden speaking at the University of Bristol Education Excellence Seminar, January 2014. Yesterday we were very glad to welcome Dr. Colin Lumsden (Manchester Medical School, Paediatric Consultant and Academic e-Learning Lead) to our first Education Excellence Seminar of 2014. Colin has pioneered the use… Read More »

e-Learning Prize Awarded

By | October 31, 2013

Our annual Aungshuk Ghosh e-Learning Prize has been awarded to 4th year medical student Finn Catling for his “Prepare for the PSA (Prescribing Skills Assessment)” website. The site aims to give students a better understanding of the national PSA assessment that our students complete in their 5th year, and includes a series of practice questions… Read More »

BCVC and e-Learning team release paediatric clinic skills videos

By | October 31, 2013

The Bristol Children’s Vaccine Centre (BCVC), headed by Professor Adam Finn, has developed some paediatric clinic skills videos with support from the e-learning team and JISC Digital Media. The first video shows how blood is taken from children, and is not only used for staff training at the Children’s Hospital, but it is also provided… Read More »

Eduroam @ North Somerset Academy

By | October 31, 2013

The wi-fi service Eduroam is now available for staff and students to use at Weston General Hospital and Academy. A one year pilot has been launched by IT Services and the Medical Education e-Learning team at the University of Bristol, and IT staff at Weston General Hospital. If successful, the pilot will become a University… Read More »