A VBF funded project Home | People & Technology | Associated Consultants Site under development… People & Technology Instructional Design Using Digital Images Patient Confidentiality Products  learning packages Products  Reports and Reviews E-Learning CV Associated Consultants E-Learning Links People & Technology Associated Consultants Mr Kim D Whittlestone Kim's background is in veterinary medicine. In 1989, he decided to come in from the hills to explore the field of technology-enabled teaching and learning. His interest in the potential of technology to enhance the teaching and learning process grew rapidly and, in 1991, he became one of the founding members of the University of Bristol's Educational Technology Service [now known as the Learning Technology Support Service]. Part of his work at Bristol resulted in the development of a freely available authoring template ['CALScribe'] for creating computer-based learning tutorials [tutorials created with CALScribe are still in use today]. Kim joined the Clinical & Biomedical Computing Unit [CBCU] in July 1997, as Educational Resources Manager, to support the development of real-world computer applications for clinical practice, medical research and clinical teaching. He created the web-based learning environment [the Educational Resources Web] for the Clinical School, which is now used by all clinical students and forms the electronic communication hub for the clinical course. Interests Learning environments and tools for teachers and learners. Learning about learning, including pedagogical design, collaborative learning, engagement, metacognition and 'stickiness' of content. Professor J W B Bradfield After gaining first class degree in Physiology from Oxford, I qualified in medicine via St. Mary’s in London. Having started a successful training in Surgery, I took three years out to pursue a PhD in Pharmacology, before choosing a career as an academic specialist in Histopathology. I spent a year at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in the USA on an MRC research scholarship before coming to Bristol as a hospital consultant Histopathologist, first at the level of Senior Lecturer in 1977 and subsequently as Professor. I took early retirement in November 1997. My research experience in medical sciences has covered a wide range of topics, and I published scientific papers in, immunology, renal disease and liver disease. Throughout my professional life I took pride and pleasure in my NHS responsibilities as a hospital consultant in Diagnostic Histopathology, with its added commitment to the training of junior hospital doctors in that speciality. In more senior positions, I was interested in the challenges of management, and became head of the combined department of Clinical Medicine in Bristol, which included Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Paediatrics, with a departmental budget of around £14 million per year. I was also Director of the Histopathology services at the United Bristol Hospital Health Care Trust. Since retirement, I have served on the strategic review of the Institute for Learning Research in Teaching in the University of Bristol and on the steering committees of the JISC-funded BioMed project. I have always been particularly enthusiastic about teaching and learning. I have enjoyed both undergraduate medical school teaching, supervision of research, and training in my own speciality. I was one of the small “cabinet” of senior academics in Bristol responsible for the development of the new integrated medical curriculum. I have been involved in the opportunities and challenges of e-learning since before the term “e-learning” was even coined. Since retirement, my specialised interests have included the exploitation of Powerpoint as a tool for e- learning rather than presentation, advising on the ethical and legal issues of putting medical images onto an intra-net or web, and researching the challenges of matching the opportunities of e-learning to the needs of busy medical teachers. Associated Consultants