Author Archives: James Lepoittevin

Thinklabs One Digital Stethoscope

Happy New Year everyone! This year we’ve managed to acquire a Thinklabs One Digital Stethoscope (thanks, Santa). We had quite a specific objective in mind for this tool, which, up until this point has been quite tricky to achieve – that is, to be able to offer the facility for clinical lecturers to pick up heart and lung sounds within… Read More »

Creating online learning resources

By | December 12, 2014

Trying to find out about the host of  ‘e-learning’ tools available, then signing up, and applying them to your particular brief can be a lengthy process. In this post my aim is to make you aware of some of the tools that are available, grouping them into categories so you can better understand their purpose and function. Actually, while… Read More »

If This Then That (IFTTT)

Category: Technology
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 »

Colin Lumsden presents at Education Excellence Seminar 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 »