We are committed to facilitate, establish and improve the use of Learning Technologies to create an environment within which meaningful Teaching and Learning can flourish within the Faculty and beyond.
We offer leadership in the FMHS with regards to Learning Technologies. We are focused on helping colleagues use technology in ways that are both educationally effective and resource efficient. We will be focused on promoting awareness and expertise in the use of available educational technology resources. We are also committed to establish ourselves as experts in the field of Learning Technologies in Health Professions Education by doing research, building relationships and provide training.
What we Offer
We provide an advisory role, regarding the integration of learning technologies through consultations and training to staff.
The Learning Technologies team is available for individual consultations with academic staff on issues related to blended learning and/or e-learning initiatives or research projects. This consultation service is provided on request if and when a lecturer or head of department has an interest in using technology to enhance learning. As we strive to incorporate technology in a meaningful way into the curriculum, the learning needs are placed at the forefront of the conversation as opposed to finding a way of inserting a specific technology into the course just because it is interesting or exciting. It is a process that requires critical thinking and analysis of the learning needs of the students as well as the available resources that can be used to meet the outcomes of a course, therefore, it may be a lengthy process.
Training & Support
We are committed to supporting staff in their efforts to include technology meaningfully into their courses for students. We are often asked to provide advice regarding a specific software package or tool that a lecturer would like to incorporate into their teaching practice. These could include podcasting or lecture-capture software, internet-based tools such as the Google suite, and tools used for creating an active learning environment or sunlearn. Training is directed to academic and administrative staff, and where necessary, staff are advised and supported in how to provide students with basic instructions on the use of these tools.
Training and support queries can be sent to:
| Alex Keiller :||Blended Learning and SUNLearn|
| Darryl Pinetown :||Podcasting and Video conferencing|
| Alta Greeff :||e-Assessment |