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AbstractThe School of Health and Emergency Professions at the University of Hertfordshire offers courses in dietetics, paramedic science, physiotherapy, diagnostic radiography, and radiotherapy. Students in these disciplines have benefited from newly developed technology-enhanced learning environments which simulate the real-life demands made on tutors in healthcare and emergency medical professions. In addition, students have 24/7 access to resources on the university’s Managed Learning Environment, StudyNet, which offers a personalised portal to module and course information, online discussion and group work facilities, communication channels with tutors, blogs, online journals and databases, and an e-portfolio tool. The Blended Learning Unit (BLU) at Hertfordshire has been instrumental in embedding the use of StudyNet but also advises on how to enhance learning and teaching with a range of technologies. The Unit – a HEFCE-funded centre for excellence in teaching and learning (or CETL) – specialises in blending effective uses of technology with traditional pedagogic approaches. Tutors who are enthusiasts can be seconded to help colleagues integrate technologies such as virtual classrooms, electronic voting systems, mobile devices and podcasts into day-to-day practice.
AUTHOR UNSPECIFIED. (2009) Redesigning the curriculum – University of Hertfordshire. [Programme/Project deposit]