Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL)



To provide a forum for medical educators, TEL specialists and researchers of TEL. To enable sharing of best practice and fostering collaboration.


The TEL group aims to share knowledge and disseminate best practice. In particular the group has identified the need to develop a robust evidence base to support and inform the use of TEL.


To support the development of research and scholarly activity exploring the impact of TEL on medical education.


The Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Special Interest Group was formed in May 2012 to provide a forum for sharing best practice and fostering collaboration. It was designed to bring together medical educators who use TEL in their teaching, TEL specialists who develop and shape TEL practice within their organisations or at a national level and researchers of TEL.


Name of this SIG?
Research Methodology Group.

What is its purpose?
To provide a forum for discussion of research paradigms and approaches to support the work of the Educational Research Committee (ERC) and wider ASME aims.

What events and activities does it organise?
Virtual discussions on methodology based on journal articles
Workshops and face-to-face meetings at ASME events
Annual network event with workshops on themed aspects of research methodology

How many members does it have?
26 members.


Who Leads the SIG?
The Chair, Dr Anne-Marie Reid

How is the Lead decided?
The current Chair established the group which is fairly newly constituted.

How long do they hold this position?
To be agreed by group.

How is the SIG organised?
The SIG is in the process of establishing a committee structure.

How do I join this SIG?
Login to your individual membership account and update your interest group preferences, and email the SIG lead on

Is there a cap on how many people can join?
No. To some extent it is expected that the group membership will be fairly fluid as individual needs of members change.

Being a member of this SIG

What can I expect from the SIG if I join?
You will have the opportunity to:

  • Discuss research methodologies through virtual/face-to-face groups for discussion of literature and research ideas.
  • Discuss challenging ideas in a ‘safe’ environment
  • Develop a greater understanding of a range of research methodologies
  • Share examples of application of specific methodologies
  • Access peer support and link into funding opportunities
  • Offer and access critical readership for draft articles
  • Draw on wider research expertise among ASME membership

What will the SIG expect from me if I join?
Participation in an activity at least once per year.

Contribution to a culture of inclusivity by respecting he views of all and supporting others at all levels of expertise and understanding.

Will it cost anything to join this SIG?
No, your ASME membership allows you to join as many SIGs as you wish.

What do I do if I no longer wish to be a member of this SIG?
Login to your individual membership account and update your interest group preferences, and email the SIG lead.



SAve the date






9th April in person event!
George Davies Building, Leicester Medical School, University of Leicester

This one-day event will bring together medical educators to share practical digital education initiatives from across the medical education spectrum. It is an opportunity to gain insight from the experience of fellow educators and TEL specialists, and to demonstrate your innovations and experiences in this area. In a time of rapid technological change and pressure to increase the number of NHS healthcare professionals, educators are looking to digital solutions to help and, therefore, upskilling, sharing knowledge, and developing scholarship is more crucial than ever.

Click here to learn more : Save the Date: Show & TEL : Sharing digital education insights in practice – ASME


TEL ASM Communication Prize 2023:

Oral Presentation Winner: Alice Middleton, Carys Gilbert, Philippa Dodd & Isabel Rimmer, All Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust with the abstract:

Low-Tech, High-Yield; the utility of virtual patients using simple presentation software.

View the abstract here

Oral Presentation Runner Up: Kelvin Gomez, University of Leeds with the abstract:

Using Epistemic Network Analysis to design and develop a novel teleconferencing platform to deliver clinical experience to undergraduate medical students.

View the abstract here

e-Poster Winner: Mustafa Hussein Ajlan Al-Jarshawi, Mid & South Essex NHS Trust, Broomfield University Hospital;  Christopher Williams and Terese Bird with the poster:

Patient video cases in early large group medical student teaching: a qualitative study of learners’ and faculty perspectives

Click on the image below to view the e-Poster:

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