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Technologies at King's College London

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 designed to be static and discussions around this will occur at the appropriate digital education forums. 

Technology Levels

Where King’s specific information is available, this has been linked directly from the list of technologies. There are also core technologies supported within faculties which may not be listed below, please contact your Faculty TEL Lead for advice and guidance.

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 specialist leads 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.

Faculties are expected to use these technologies as part of their core delivery, with regards to Lecture Capture expectations are set out in the Recording of Educational Activities policy.

These technologies comply with university policy and legal requirements and are considered business critical systems. Account creation, access, maintenance and user support is fully supported by IT and the Service Desk. Mobile access is an important consideration as is seamless integration with other learning technologies.

KEATS (Moodle VLE)

Lecture Capture (Echo 360)

Synchronous Teaching at a distance (MicroSoft Teams Meeting)

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 or from App Stores.  Where possible, integration with KEATS (Moodle) has been made.

With specialist leads 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. Please follow individual links for more information.  

Adobe Connect (Restricted use only)

Audacity

Box of Broadcasts (BoB)

Kaltura Video Service

King’s Mobile App

LinkedIn Learning

Mahara e-Portfolio

Microsoft Forms

Microsoft Office 365

OneNote Classroom

Poll Everywhere

Talis Reading Lists

Turnitin  

Recognised
Recognised Technologies at King's
 DefinitionTechnologies

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 Lynda.com but CTEL provide no formal support, guidance or training. IT will offer no support regarding access, licenses or via the IT helpdesk.

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. 

Adapt

Articulate 360

Adobe Captivate

Blogger (Google)

Camtasia

H5P (Moodle Plugin)

Padlet

Peerwise

Peergrade

Skype for Business

Twitter

Xerte

Webex

Support Offered

Support Offered at King's
 Type IT SupportPedagogical Guidance Training
 Core Fully supported by IT Service Desk and considered business critical systems.  Expect support from the IT helpdesk, 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 faculty requests considered. 
 Recommended 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 faculty requests considered. 
 Recognised 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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