Innovation & Impact
King's College London Dental Institute is keen to build relationships with industry and pioneer innovation.
Dental Innovation & Translation Centre
The Dental Innovation and Translation Centre (Dental ITC) was launched at King’s College London in January 2013.
It is explicitly charged with enabling interdisciplinary collaborations to translate research into impact for clinical practice, public health policy and development of new technologies and products.
King’s College London's Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Strategy emphasises the need to enable all staff members and students to experience the benefits that TEL can offer to build on its existing achievements to be a world leader in TEL. The Dental Institute actively pursues and contributes in helping achieve this vision by aligning its TEL strategy to that of the College’s and HEFCE’s TEL Strategy, which is
“to enhance learning, teaching and assessment using appropriate technology in a way that is suited to the underlying infrastructure and practice”
(HEFCE’s TEL Strategy, 2009/12).
The Dental Institute is aiming to fully embed TEL in a sustainable way through the following activities, which will be co-ordinated by the iTEL Hub:
Deployment of the virtual learning environment creation of KEATS spaces for all courses/modules practice in response to increased student expectations. Incorporation of pedagogical practices around TEL by providing expertise in curricular innovation in online, distance and blended learning
Enhancement of the use of traditional learning technologies by incorporating informatics and TEL (e.g. simulation, haptic devices, physiological sensors)
Provision of e-assessment technologies
Exploration of emerging technologies (e.g. mobile and tablet devices, learning analytics, open learning) to identify possible application for dental education