Mr Luke McGowan
Profiles

Mr Luke McGowan

Senior Learning Technologist

Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Role

I work as the Senior Learning Technologist in the TELMeD team (Technology Enhanced Learning for Medicine and Dentistry) for PUPSMD and PCMD (Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry).

My work spans the medical, dental and postgraduate schools and involves:

  • Leading and managing a team of e-learning Developers, co-ordinating the delivery and development of a comprehensive e-learning service.
  • Leading in the design, specification, evaluation, dissemination and management of Technology Enhanced Learning and Assessment projects to support Medical, Dental and Graduate Education and professional services within PCMD and PUPSMD.
  • Bespoke resource development (online and physical media), created in collaboration with academics, students and/or NHS partners. Projects include e-study guides, reusable learning objects (RLOs), virtual patients, interactive 3D, simulations, photography, video for web or DVD delivery and mobile web apps. Key skills include HTML5, XHTML, PHP, MySQL, Flash/Actionscript, Unity3D, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere, Aftereffects and more.
  • Investigating and recommending new technologies (software and hardware), third party products, services and emerging practices for PCMD and PUPSMD
  • Contributing to research funding applications and projects
  • Provision of training, supervision and authoring of protocols for staff and students in the development and use of resources (hardware, software systems etc), as part of a staff development role. 
  • Design for print including conference posters and printed learning resources
  • Development and management of e-resources gateway and content managed e-resource system
  • Student IT inductions and digital literacy development
  • Providing guidance on copyright and IPR issues (non-legal advice)
  • Representing PCMD and PUPSMD at national and international educational conferences (ALT-C, International Association for Dental Research, Plymouth e-Learning & VCs Teaching and Learning Conferences)

Qualifications

Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) (2014)
PGCert LTHE300 - Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (2009)
General Teaching Associate (2008)
MSc Digital Art and Technology - University of Plymouth (2007)
BSc (Hons), MediaLab Arts (2005)
Diploma of Higher Education in Art Foundation Studies - Plymouth College of Art and Design (1995)

Professional membership

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Associate Member of Association for Learning Technology (ALT)

Research interests

My research interests include:

  • Virtual patients
  • Game Based Learning
  • Collaborative authorship
  • Use of social media in education
  • Story Based Learning
  • Virtual Reality and Immersive Learning
  • Use of mobile technology to enhance learning and patient treatment

McGowan, L., Carmichael, J., Chatterjee, A., Ghatnekar, P., Hart, R., Watson, P. (2017) Exploring Virtual and Mixed Reality for Teaching & Learning (workshop). Games and Simulation Enhanced Learning (GSeL) Conference. Plymouth University, UK, 3 November.

McGowan, L., Hart, R., Seymour, L., Skates, W., Gale, T., Chatterjee, A. (2017) iCARE: Using interactive digital storytelling on mobile devices to deliver community health education to Ebola-affected communities in West Africa. Association for Learning Technology Conference. University of Liverpool, UK, 5-7 September.

McGowan, L., Carmichael, J., Chatterjee, A., Ghatnekar, P., Hart, R. (2017) Exploring Virtual and Mixed Reality for Teaching & Learning (workshop). Digital Learning Conference 2017, Plymouth University, UK, 29 June.

Seymour, E., McGowan, L., Chatterjee, A. (2017) Technology Enhanced Team Based Learning. Digital Learning Conference 2017, Plymouth University, 29 June.

Hart, R., Glover, M., McGowan, L., Chatterjee, A., Neve, H. (2017). Enhancing reflective learning and assessment using PebblePad: a medical school perspective. Digital Learning Conference 2017, Plymouth University, UK, 29 June.

Chatterjee, A., McGowan, L., Seymour, E., Hart, R., Gale, T. (2017) mHealth simulation for training and educating in rural West Africa using digital storytelling. Digital Learning Conference 2017, Plymouth University, UK, 29 June.

Chatterjee, A., McGowan, L., Smith, W., Wheeler, T., Witton, R., Brown, N. (2016) Using Immersive Dome for Community Education: Lessons learned from a Pilot. Digital Learning: Technology, Practice and Policy Conference 2016, Plymouth University, UK, 29 June.

Wright C, Campbell J, McGowan L, Roberts MJ, Jelley D & Chatterjee A (2016) Interpreting multisource feedback: online study of consensus and variation among GP appraisers. The British journal of general practice: the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners 66, (645) e277-e284

McGowan, L., Jerreat, M., Khalil, H., Chatterjee, A.,  Thorley, R., Walsh, C. (2014) The use of virtual patients to promote inter-professional learning. Association for Medical Education in Europe Conference. MiCo Milano Congressi, Milan, Italy, 30th August – 3rd September.

McGowan, L., Glover, M (2014) Students as TEL partners to drive pedagogic innovation in Peninsula School of Medicine. JISc RSC South West TurboTEL Conference. UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre, Bristol, UK, 4 June.

Wright, C., Campbell, J., McGowan, L., Jelley, D., Chatterjee, A. (2014) Development of an online resource to support GP appraisers in the interpretation of multisource feedback and explore the potential for standard-setting. 43rd Society for Academic Primary Care Conference. University of Edinburgh, UK, 24 June.

Chatterjee, A., Jerreat, M., McGowan, L., & Curry, V. (2013) Enabling personalised delivery of clinical education in cities of future, 4th International Personal Learning Environments Conference, Berlin, Germany, 10-12 July.

Jerreat, M., Khalil, H., McGowan, L. and Chatterjee, A. (2013) Virtual patients : A tool for inter-professional learning for dental and medical students, 39th Association for Dental Education in Europe Conference, Birmingham, UK, 28-31 August.

Holden, S., Ayers, R., Jerreat, M., McGowan, Gribble, Z (2011) Physician, teach thyself! Association for Learning Technology Conference. University of Leeds, UK, 6-8 September.

Holden, S., Jerreat, M., McGowan, L. (2011) At the sharp end of learning: the Peninsula Dental School’s Virtual Patient System. Association for Learning Technology Conference. University of Leeds, UK, 6-8 September.

Holden, S. Jerreat, M. McGowan, L. (2011) Virtual patients: real learning? Vice-Chancellor's Teaching and Learning Conference, University of Plymouth. 7th July 2011.

McGowan, L. (2011) Virtual patient for dentistry. JISc RSC South West TurboTEL Conference. South Bristol Skills Academy, 15th June.

Curry, V., McGowan, L., Gribble, Z (2011) eStudy guides enhance learning @ Peninsula. JISc RSC South West TurboTEL Conference. South Bristol Skills Academy, 15th June.

Jerreat, M., McGowan, L (2010) Developing clinical treatment planning skills using an online virtual patient. International Association for Dental Research Conference, Barcelona, Spain, 14-17 July.

Holden, S., McGowan, L., Gribble, Z. (2010) eStudy guides: are they worth the paper they're printed on? 5th Plymouth e-Learning Conference 2010, University of Plymouth, 8-9th April 2010.

Holden, S., Truscott, J., Russell, P., McGowan, L. (2010) To V or not to V? That is the question. 5th Plymouth e-Learning Conference 2010, University of Plymouth. 8-9th April 2010.

Links

http://blogs.plymouth.ac.uk/telmed/