Skip to main contentSkip to footer
Hands on an iPad featuring an anatomical image
Brighton & Sussex Medical School

Technology enhanced learning


Technology enhanced learning at BSMS


Hand holding a smartphone with CAPSULE app on it

What is TEL?

Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) is a broad term used to describe the use of technology in teaching and learning. 

It covers a broad spectrum of activities from tools to foster engagement in the classroom to e-learning resources and supporting active learning outside of class, including the clinical environment.

What do we do?

Our goal is to enable our teachers to make informed decisions about using technology in teaching, using pedagogically-sound methodologies, to maximise learning effectiveness and student experience. We aim to support our educators as role models of digital competency in medical education. 

We do this by: 

  • Service – Providing a professional and effective service to our educators and course teams to help achieve the strategic goals of the School; 
  • Training and Development – Promoting an increase in digital literacies and capabilities in our teachers through bespoke resources and training opportunities; 
  • Communication – Filtering, curating and relaying relevant information from partner institutions and networks to tailor to the needs of our teaching faculty; 
  • Liaison – Liaising between teams and stakeholders (e.g. the BSMS IT and Library teams) to help promote effective communication and maximise all the resources and services available to the School; 
  • Advising – Providing expert advice; based on robust pedagogical methodologies; on the application of learning technologies in teaching programmes; 
  • Production – Managing the design; development; delivery; and evaluation of a wide range of bespoke learning resources; 
  • Strategy – Ensuring learning technologies are included appropriately in the strategic objectives of the School to the benefit of learning and student experience. 

BSMS also run a specific Masters level module on Technology Enhanced Learning in Health Education as part of the postgraduate taught programme.

Download the module specification here >

Read more about studying individual modules >

HTC speaker in front of anatomical equipment

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 > 

Students in a classroom looking at a map on a screen

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 >