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Technologies at King's College London

Technology Levels

CTEL aims to improve the digital education experience for staff and students by providing expertise in learning technologies. To ensure that we achieve this and align with the overall educational strategy of King’s, our support is focused on offering and supporting pedagogically sound, sustainable and scalable technology.

To ensure we can meet the needs of the university, we have identified Core, Recommended and Recognised technologies, each associated with a distinct level of IT support, pedagogical guidance and training. This support and training will typically highlight the pedagogic application of the technology and, where possible, be supported by empirical evidence.

Please note: The categorisation of technologies is not static and discussions around this will occur at the appropriate digital education forums.

 

Core
Core Technologies at King's
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CTEL prioritise and actively promote appropriate pedagogical use of these tools, engage in evaluation and continuous improvement activities. With specialists in CTEL, we offer a range of support, guidance and training to facilitate the pedagogical application of these technologies to enhance the quality of learning and teaching at King’s College London.

Where a core tool is identified to provide the features that support a particular pedagogic function, then (unless in exceptional circumstances) this is the tool that the institution expects to be used for that function. The functions that the core tools support will be listed alongside the tools in the “Core Tools” section. 

Faculties are expected to use these technologies as part of their core delivery, with regards to Lecture Capture expectations are set out in the Digital Education Policy

These technologies comply with university policy and legal/accessibility requirements and are considered business critical systems. Authentication, availability, integration, maintenance and user support is fully supported by IT and the Service Desk.

KEATS (Moodle VLE)

Synchronous Teaching at a distance (Microsoft Teams Meeting)

Microsoft Office 365

Kaltura Video Service

Support Offered
 IT SupportPedagogical Guidance  Training
Fully supported by King’s IT and considered business critical systems. Expect support from the IT Service Desk, CTEL and Faculty TEL Staff. Proactive engagement with King’s community concentrating on the enhancement of learning and teaching. Focus on evaluation avenues, learning analytics and collation of case studies to share good practice. Various methods including face-to-face sessions, self-guided content and webinars. 1-2-1s and bespoke co-design and delivery in collaboration with faculties and departments.
Recommended
Recommended Technologies at King's
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Our recommended technologies are supported by King’s College London and/or are recommended to enhance learning and teaching provision. They are all accessible to staff and students using a King's username and password, via the Software Center. Where possible, integration with KEATS (Moodle) has been made. 

With specialists in CTEL, we can direct you to a range of support, guidance and training to facilitate the pedagogical application of these tools, but the core tools remain our priority. 

These technologies are supported by a range of services in King’s.

Audacity

Box of Broadcasts (BoB)

Camtasia

H5P (Moodle Plugin)

Lecture Capture (Echo 360)

LinkedIn Learning

Mahara e-Portfolio

Padlet

Poll Everywhere

Talis Reading Lists

Turnitin  

Virtual Labs (Labster, Learning Science)

Support Offered
 IT Support Pedagogical Guidance Training

Mostly supported by IT Service Desk, as all technologies can be downloaded or accessed for free using King’s credentials. Some technologies are supported by other departments.

Contact ctel@kcl.ac.uk for further details.

Proactive engagement with King’s community concentrating on the enhancement of learning and teaching and collation of case studies. Face-to-face sessions and webinars for some technologies and self-guided content available for most. Bespoke co-design and delivery in collaboration with faculties and departments is considered. 
Recognised
Recognised Technologies at King's
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Recognised technologies tend to be in use by a range of faculties but are not formally supported by CTEL, as they are not currently sustainable or scalable to be supported across King’s. 

Faculties administer and support these technologies locally. Additional support may be provided via LinkedIn Learning but CTEL provide no formal support, guidance or training. No central support is provided by the IT Service Desk. 

CTEL collate use cases and can signpost interested staff to guidance and may have advice on how the tool can be used to enhance learning and teaching. The submission of case studies is welcome.

Including, but not limited to:

Adapt

Articulate 360

Adobe Captivate

Beamer in Overleaf

Blogger (Google)

CoCalc

GeoGebra

Handbrake

Itempool

Mindmeister

Noteable

OBS Studio

Peerwise

Peergrade

PraxiLabs

Qualtrics

SoundTrap.com

Trello

Twitter

Xerte

Webex

Support Offered
  IT SupportPedagogical Guidance  Training
No IT support is offered for these technologies. Faculties administer and support the technology locally. Reactive engagement only with King’s community. CTEL are aware of use cases and pedagogical affordances of these technologies but will not engage in active promotion. No formal training offered but CTEL are happy to answer specific questions as relevant.

 

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