Innovative Deployment of Technologies

This section of the website provides a framework for considering the innovative deployment of technologies in health and social care education. 

The concept of the student journey framework for illustrating the innovative use of technology was developed by the IDT working group representatives from the nine HEI’s across the East Midlands.

The case studies illustrating the innovative use of technology at each node were gathered from the nine institutions as a way of sharing good practice and fostering new ideas.

The Purpose of this Practical Guide

The purpose of this section of the website is to help anyone involved in health and/or social care education and training explore the ways in which technology is being developed and deployed.

Who is this practical guide to IDT for?

The framework and examples are designed for anyone engaged in health and social care education:

  • Higher education providers (educators)
  • Students undertaking health and social care education and training (undergraduate/post graduate/CPD/alumni)
  • Service providers (practice placement)
  • Mentors and supervisors
  • Service users and carers

How can the framework can be used in practice?

The framework can be used in the following ways:

  • Building capacity through partnerships between educators (academic / in practice), learners and the public;
  • Using the learner journey map as an audit tool, evaluating impact; regionally, organisationally, in teams
  • Sharing learning and best practice.

Our aim for IDT in QI

Technologies are being used innovatively at different stages of the student journey to achieve quality improvement.

Our aim is to use the framework of the student journey to share innovative practice in the use of technology from the perspectives of service users, learners and lecturers.