New Educational Technology Team in DGIT
Left to Right: Samuel Payne, Katherine Wigan, Bill Holloway, Daniel Noji, Nandini Dutta, Zhen Gu, Jason Rock. Photo credit: Dean Ishida.
The Office of Instructional Design and Technology Unit (IDTU) and Student Information System (SIS) group have officially joined DGIT to form the new Educational Technology Services (ETS) team. Led by Bill Holloway, they will continue to provide services for undergraduate education in DGSOM, while also expanding to meet the school’s needs in graduate and continuing medical education, and the biomedical graduate programs.
Some of the current offerings of ETS include support and development of Gryphon, a learning management system platform built in collaboration with Queen’s University School of Medicine and ten other Medical School consortium members. They also support the Gryphon online examination system, the new lecture capture system integrated in Geffen Hall classrooms, and many others. Additionally, they are creating a curriculum dashboard for easy access to learner analytics, such as test scores, clerkship patient encounters, evaluation data, and more.
The ETS team is constantly seeking new ideas and innovative technologies to benefit the education group they support. They are currently working with a vendor to implement a new admissions system called AMP with an expected go-live date of June 1.
The current team consists of three developers, Nandini Dutta, Daniel Noji, and Sam Payne; a technical lead, Zhen Gu; a trainer/multimedia expert, Jason Rock, and a program manager, Katherine Wigan. Katherine and Daniel split their time between DGIT and the UCLA Simulation Center, a training center where students and healthcare professionals can practice certain procedures in a safe learning environment using high-fidelity manikins. We are delighted to welcome all of them to DGIT, and are eager for all of the technical advancements to come for the DGSOM educational community!