The FMS TEL team participate in an annual study day on the Utilising Technology in Medical Education (UTME) module offered by the School of Medical Education.
The module aims to raise students’ awareness of how technology enhanced learning is currently used in health care education and gives students the opportunity to explore technologies and investigate theoretical underpinnings. Based on these aims we put together a 3 part presentation.
Part 1 – Tools for Student Interaction
Emily introduced a number of TEL tools including; Menti, vevox and padlet. Each tool was discussed; outlining its uses, pros and cons. Current examples of content designs, interactive activities and animations used throughout the faculty were shared.
Part 2 – Collaborating and Facilitating Group Work
Simon demonstrated how to use Microsoft 365 to co-author and co-edit documents, presentations and spreadsheets. Students were shown various features including; reviewing mode, version history and how to use Sharepoint to monitor breakout room activities.
Part 3 – Teaching Tools
Eleanor shared her experience of teaching with Zoom/Teams and tips on how to humanise online sessions. She discussed common barriers, such as awkwardness or long silences and strategies or tools to use as solutions.
FMS TEL will have a stand at the Learning and Teaching Conference 2023, and we’d love to see you on the day. Come and visit us in the lobby and see how we can help FMS colleagues. We will also have a booklet of some of our best case studies and guides to share.
If you have not already signed up to the Learning and Teaching Conference, you can do so on the conference website. Looking forward to seeing you there!
We were recently invited to present this blog, and our experiences running it at the Directors of Education forum. We have recorded this presentation as a video for anyone who may be interested in starting their own blog within their team.
The presentation covers:
Identifying needs and measuring impact
Things to consider before getting started
How to keep a blog running over a long period of time
I often copy and paste bits of text from one place to another, but don’t necessarily want the formatting that comes with the text. Just using Ctrl + V, or selecting ‘paste’ brings that formatting across. This means that text might look ‘odd’ when pasting it into another document, or something like a Canvas page.
Windows: Ctrl + Shift + V
Mac: Option + Shift + Command + V
This means you just keep the characters, meaning your pasted text looks the same as the rest. This works in lots of desktop applications.
To do this in Word, right-click and select ‘paste without formatting’ as below.
Introducing a new series – Taking Ctrl – a guide to keyboard shortcuts that can save you time!
Many of the tasks we do using the computer have a ready keyboard shortcut to speed up the task, though we might not always know what these are. We have asked the FMS TEL team to share their favourite keyboard shortcuts in this series. This is the team at their most geeky – enjoy, and see how much time you can save!
Our first keyboard shortcut is Windows key + E. This opens up your file explorer – much faster than looking for that icon.