Learning Technologies for Medical Sciences

LTMS, School of Medical Sciences Education Development.

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ALT-C: our bits! - This years ALT-C went really well. Simon gave ... /public/blog/post/alt-c-our-bits/
ePortfolios Update - A key deliverable for the ePortfolio project so ... /public/blog/post/eportfolios-update/
NARN Publication - We have a new publication published in the ... /public/blog/post/narn-publication/
New publication on Dental ePortfolios - At last our consensus paper on Dental ePortfolios ... /public/blog/post/new-publication-on-dental-eportfolios/
LTMS website made live - The new LTMS website is now live. The ... /public/blog/post/ltms-website-made-live/
IT Teaching gets off to a flying start - We've had a really busy couple of weeks ... /public/blog/post/it-teaching-gets-off-to-a-flying-start/
XCRI Showcase - XCRI is a standard for exchanging course information ... /public/blog/post/xcri-showcase/
Leaning Maps Intro for Psychology Students - We introduced Dynamic Learning Maps to Stage 1 ... /public/blog/post/leaning-maps-intro-psychology-students/
@AMEE 2010 - Steve Ball and Simon Cotterill ran a workshop ... /public/blog/post/amee-2010/

Spotlight in Overview - VLEs

The Faculty of Medical Sciences at Newcastle University has been successfully using online support environments for over ten years. In response to expanding student numbers, new curricula, changing policies and user requirements the services developed by ‘Learning Technologies for Medical Sciences’ (LTMS) have had to be both adaptive and responsive in their evolution. Read more

Spotlight in Medicine - Content Development

Background e-learning is a valuable asset to enhance clinical teaching and provide a resource for both student teaching and revision purposes. Developing high quality e-learning is increasingly important as students and trainees experience reduced patient contact due to changing patterns of healthcare delivery and training. It is hard to miss the emergence of e-learning in clinical training with national initiatives such as e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) receiving media attention and Royal College approval. Medical Schools too are increasingly incorporating e-learning into their undergraduate courses. Content, Development, Delivery Under the umbrella ... Read more

Spotlight in Dentistry - Dental ePortfolio

The portfolio is used at the point of learning in clinics, where it supports assessment with instant and contextualised feedback, as well as facilitating reflective learning. A key advantage of the Web-based system over paper is that summaries of grades, procedures are always up to date and readily accessible through the ePortfolio. The portfolio can be accessed in clinics using mobile devices (laptops, PDAs etc). Students record their procedures and self assess, supervisors then also provide an assessment and feedback. The ePortfolio for undergraduate dentistry drew on pedagogy from an ... Read more

Spotlight in Biomedical Sciences - IT Teaching

Academic IT skills are delivered to all three stages of the Biomedical Sciences degree programmes, culminating in a specialised and highly tailored IT and Library skills session designed to support the production of the third-year dissertation. In addition to timetabled sessions, clinics, cluster support, email and individual support and comprehensive feedback are also available to all students. Read more

Spotlight in Psychology - Secure Video Assessment

LTMS manage the IAPT secure video assessment website. All Newcastle University IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) clinical video submissions for summative assessment are marked by accessing the videos online. Stringent security and privacy proceedures are in place and the videos are accessible only to a limited number of assessors nominated by the Degree Programme. IAPT at Newcastle University is part of a national training programme, and includes Post-Graduate Certificate in Low Intensity Psychological Therapies and the Post-Graduate Diploma in High Intensity Psychological Therapies. Read more

Spotlight in Graduate School - eProgression

The online progression system for postgraduate research students is used across all three faculties of the university and is a compulsory element of PhD programmes at Newcastle. As a key component of the Postgraduate Research ePortfolio, the eProgression system allows postgraduate research students (PhD and MRES) to complete their annual progression forms online. In previous years this process was a paper exercise and proved to be a very onerous and time consuming task for both the people involved in managing the process and those involved in completing the paperwork. The ... Read more

Spotlight in External - Assessment of Clinical Teaching

ACT is a reliable and valid checklist to assess clinical teachers. This gathers information about how a particular teaching session went from the perspective of the trainees and the teacher. It scores the teaching against a benchmark derived from real teaching rather than a theoretical ideal. Clinicians deliver as much as 70% of all clinical teaching to doctors in training and yet few are trained educators. There is considerable variability in the quality of clinical teaching. ACT therefore aims to help clinicians improve their teaching by timely and specific feedback ... Read more

Spotlight in University - ePortfolios

LTMS have been developing ePortfolios for over 10 years. Our experience in this area has been valued by many within the university, particularly in the Faculty of Medical Sciences, with ePortfolios provided by LTMS being used extensively across undergraduate and postgraduate education at Newcastle. In the Faculty of Medical Sciences ePortfolios are used in Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences. Our postgraduate ePortfolio is currently used by postgraduate researchers across the university and the progression element of that ePortfolio is currently a compulsory part of all PhD programmes at Newcastle. The ... Read more

Services and products overview

Learning and Teaching Support

A key focus of LTMS is supporting learning, teaching and administration with innovative Web based solutions. Working closely with stakeholders in the Faculty of Medical Sciences and wider University, we tailor systems to closely match the pedagogic and other requirements of our partners. Read More

Development and Hosting

LTMS develop robust and innovative systems. Within the University we work closely with ISS and QuILT and have specific expertise in integration with institutional data sets. We are also involved in a number of national and international R&D projects and host systems for external partners. Read More

Content Development

LTMS have a long history of developing high quality video and interactive media rich tutorials. Under the umbrella of 'Content, Development, Delivery' (CDD) we work with roleplaynorth, academics and clinicians to provide you with a package to develop video and e-learning materials. Read More

IT Skills Teaching

LTMS provides innovative IT skills teaching for undergraduates and postgraduates in the Faculty of Medical Sciences and beyond. We can tailor teaching specifically for your programme. Read More

Latest from the blog

May 1, 2014
First look at the Jorum API Thanks to Paul Madley and Anja Le Blanc for their Jorum API workshop at ... Read more
June 24, 2013
Student presents DLM poster at University Learning & Teaching conference We were really please when Helen Rogerson presented a poster at this years Learning ... Read more
September 19, 2012
What are ePortfolos? embedding and engagement Todays presentation to a group reviewing Student Development for MB BS: ePortfolios overview from ... Read more
September 13, 2012
ALT-C Conference This was my 4th ALT-C conference over the years; as well as participating in ... Read more
September 13, 2012
ALT-C: our bits! This years ALT-C went really well. Simon gave a short paper on the teams' ... Read more
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