To use innovative, sustainable, and scalable technology to enhance the teaching and learning experience for King’s staff and students.
The Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning (CTEL) purpose is to improve the digital experience for staff and students by providing pedagogic and technological expertise in learning technologies. CTEL have a university wide remit on innovative, sustainable, and scalable technology to support the student and staff learning and teaching experience. The services that CTEL provide include:
Education Solutions Design, Technology Implementation and Management: Working with students, academic and professional staff to determine feature and process needs, developing and managing KEATS (Moodle) and current education technologies in use throughout the university.
Digital Education Products: Working with suppliers to understand product directions and adapting to design needs. Development of our own customisable/semi-customisable products such as Moodle, Templates and Hyflex.
Digital Education Support and Training: Increase ability for staff and students to use recognised and recommended tools to meet the needs of the programme/module.
Digital Education Engagement: Ensuring expertise is utilised to inform ideas, activities, service improvements and projects. Engaging various communities to aid change management.
To lead, collaborate, and engage the King’s community to ensure:
- Staff are digitally equipped to support developing curricular for a range of pedagogies.
- Students have the digital capabilities for current study and future employment.
- King’s digital education processes, systems and tools meet current and future pedagogic needs.
- Digital education communities are supported in their roles and informed of King’s practices and latest developments.
Our approach to delivering on these aims are multi-modal and underpinned by a series of key foundations, which provide relevant evidence and context.
- Pedagogic basis: We do not advocate for technology for technologies sake. Technology/tool implementations are led from the pedagogic/educational requirements.
- Research-led: Empirical evidence and research will inform all activities we undertake. We seek to learn from our peers and build an evidence base for initiatives and approaches.
- Evaluation and impact focus: We understand the importance of evaluating activities and will ensure all initiatives have an evaluative approach and a focus on impact analysis.
- Data informed: We can learn a lot from our data and will ensure reviews of quantitative and qualitative data sources will be investigated to inform our decisions.
- Accessibility: Inclusion sits at the heart of all activities, and we will seek to ensure ‘design-for-all’ is a core focus.
- To share and inform: We coordinate and share our knowledge/experiences both internally and externally.