19th Sep 2016, 12:00pm to 2:00pm

UNFED Meeting

Hosted by Faculty of Medicine

These monthly meetings are for Faculty Educational development staff and other interested staff to share experiences and issues. To learn more about UNFED visit their webpage (http://teaching.unsw.edu.au/unfed)

Please come along, a light lunch will be served. Registration is required for this UNFED meeting, please email Kerrie Arnhold to register.


12:30 pm – 12:45 pm

Welcome. Blending in Medicine: Progress and Plans – Prof Gary Velan

10 + 5

12:45 pm – 1:05 pm

Digital Storytelling with H5P and its use in the DEAP project - Robert Parker, SPHCM

15 + 5

1:05 pm – 1:25 pm

Moving Communication Simulation Online – Dr Silas Taylor, Office of Medical Education

15 + 5

1:25 pm – 1:45pm

Success with the Reading Game – Dr Fiona Britton, SoMS and Robert Parker, SPHCM

15 + 5

1:45 pm – 2:00pm

General discussion & wrap-up


Prof Gary Velan is an Academic Pathologist in the School of Medical Sciences. His research is based on educational innovations, including Web-based assessments, virtual microscopy adaptive tutorials, pathogenesis maps, and their effect upon learning outcomes in medical education.
Robert Parker joined UNSW in July 2016 to work as the Blended Learning Developer located in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine on the postgraduate programs in the Faculty of Medicine. Prior to joining UNSW, Robert worked at Macquarie University for six years as an Educational Developer in the Learning and Teaching Centre.  He collaborated with academic staff across the university, to advise on teaching practice, curriculum development, instructional design, learning environments, use of learning technologies and constructing rich learner experiences. Robert designed and developed three MOOCs in collaboration with Open Universities Australia (OUA) and was awarded $83,000 in competitive grants for educational development projects for the creation of three epistemic (“serious”) games. Robert holds a BSc(Hons) USyd and MScTech(EnvSc) UNSW.
Dr Silas Taylor is a Senior Lecturer in Medical Education and Convenor of Clinical Skills Element of the Medicine undergraduate program. He has a particular interest in communication skills.
Dr Fiona Britton is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Physiology in the School of Medical Sciences. She contributes to the teaching of physiology to both medical and science students at UNSW and scenario group facilitation in Phase 1 Medicine.  In the Medicine program Fiona convenes the Beginnings, Growth and Development  B (BGD-B) course and is a member of the Design and Implementation Group for this course. Her research interests lie in the molecular identification and characterisation of individual genes that encode ion channels that are important for cardiac and smooth muscle excitability.
Event Details
Staff Only Event open only to UNSW Staff
30 Seats available


Room 1025, Level 10, Library (entrance at the back near the IT service centre)

Key Contact
Kerrie Arnhold