Category Archives: Technology

Dental Undergraduate e-Portfolio

By | November 23, 2014

On 1st September the BDS Programme launched an Undergraduate e-Portfolio, developed in conjunction with Healthcare Learning: Smile-on. Previously all student clinical activity was recorded on paper with students having different logbooks for the various disciplines they encountered. Now, all clinical work is logged electronically in one place. Clinical supervisors have been issued with iPads to… Read More »

Bristol medical students scoop prizes at Belfast conference

By | November 20, 2014

Congratulations to the following students who, between them, won four out of the five prizes on offer at the Technology Enhanced Learning: a Medical Student Conference held at Queen’s University Belfast on 3rd October. Best Oral Presentation: Richard Bosworth (4th year) for his App on Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Malfunction Runner-up Oral Presentation: Ben Porter (5th… Read More »

Google Calendar Tips!

By | August 5, 2014

Lately, I’ve been giving some training in the use of Google Calendar. In the process I have learned a few tricks myself, and have been given feedback on things that people found most useful, which I thought may be good to share here! Tip 1: Clear your Calendar clutter by hiding early hours and weekends. At the… Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »