Existing Use of Technology

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Findings and Observations

Existing Use of Technology

Some basic electronic systems such as shared drives and email were already being used to facilitate team conversations and collaborative work and some other technologies such as Google Docs and Moodle have also been tried to facilitate collaboration, but the need for more effective mechanisms which could embrace better the need to involve a wider group of stakeholders was recognised.

Although version control of definitive documentation wasn’t seen as a particular problem, this was only the case because the Programme Director / Programme Director Designate took responsibility for administrating and collating their own definitive archive. It was acknowledged that though this worked, it was inefficient and restricted what might be achievable if collaborative approaches to curriculum design were better supported.

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There was some highlighting of the potential difficulties which can be encountered when trying to collaborate electronically with those in other, external, settings – particularly the Health Service.

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The institution also has a track record in developing innovative technology based solutions for the supporting of staff as they engage in curriculum design.

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