ASME is delighted to announce Tim Vincent as the new Chair of our Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) SIG. Tim is succeeding Kevin Brandom, who stepped down from the role when he became our Director for Membership.
Please read below a short introduction from Tim.
I am currently the Senior Learning Technologist at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS), leading a small BSMS TEL Team. I came from a background in physiology and pharmacology and was subsequently introduced to postgraduate medical education through running courses at the Royal College of Physicians. This sparked a passion for teaching and learning in health professions and I continued this at BSMS in 2007 as the inaugural Learning Technologist with postgraduate study in e-learning design. Much has changed in the digital sphere since then (the year the iPhone was launched!) but supporting sound pedagogy in the use of learning technology remains a constant need.
My current role is focused on supporting digital education knowledge and skills in our faculty across the health region for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. I also manage the design and delivery of digital learning platforms and resources to meet learners’ needs. An enjoyable activity is teaching on postgraduate medical education courses and contributing to medical education research initiatives. I greatly appreciate operating in the intersection between education, medicine, and technology and the variety of the role.
I have been a member of the ASME TEL SIG since its inception and attended many of the ASME ASM meetings over the past 15 years. I have benefitted hugely from the network of colleagues in the ASME family and beyond and wish to continue this for fellow educators. I believe passionately in the value of peer networks for the benefit of learners, and I am delighted, and privileged, to contribute further through this small role for the ASME TEL SIG.