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Technology enhanced learning


Technology enhanced learning at BSMS


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What is TEL?

Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) is a broad term used to describe many facets in the realm of technology in education. 

Primarily though, it concerns digital technologies and their effective use in teaching and learning, also known as ‘digitally enabled learning’.

What do we do?

The TEL team at BSMS focuses on three broad areas: 

  • Promotion of digital tools for effective and engaging teaching based on sound pedagogy, including curating and communicating relevant information to all our course teams and educators. 
  • Support of teaching in a digital age. This includes training, development and support in use of core digital skills and technologies needed for face-to-face, blended and fully online learning. We support with methodologies, software, and digital accessible practice. 
  • Creation and management of bespoke digital learning resources, courses and applications. Click on these links for current examples: Anatomy Lab Interface iPad app, CAPSULE case-based learning resource, SmartDrug interactive drug formulary, Clinical Skills and Exam videos (login required to use these resources).  

There are also other aspects to the role including strategy and systems admin. Watch our Introduction to TEL at BSMS for a quick overview (BSMS login required).  


What support is available?

We advise all of our staff to join our active TEL Support Portal on Microsoft Teams. BSMS staff click here to access the TEL Support Portal.   

We also invite guest and visiting lectures working with us from the NHS to join the portal.  Please email to request admission. 

On the Portal you can find: 

  • Important BSMS announcements for digitally enabled learning 
  • General information about TEL services 
  • Guidance and instructional resources 
  • Online training sessions and schedules 
  • Self-assessment and quizzes 
  • Chat and advice facility with TEL team and other staff members 

You can also contact us at any time over Team chat or via our email address:


Here we answer common questions about TEL Services, including how to ‘get started’ and how you might get a bespoke resource developed by us. 

Read our FAQs here >

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TEL blog

Every month, the Technology Enhanced Learning team will post on a variety of topics surrounding the use of technology to support teaching and learning.

These blog posts aim to provide informative guidance, research and inspire  innovation in learning and teaching. 

Read blogs > 

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Case studies

Read about how BSMS have been using TEL to enhance learning and the student experience.

Here, we present examples of practice from teaching staff across faculty in collaboration with learning technologists. The case studies will report on the impact of the implementation of TEL across the curriculum. 

Read TEL case studies >