Richard "Hal" Halpin is the Manager of Educational Technology for the Technology Services and Informatics Department at the UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston. He is responsible for all systems and software used to teach students at the School, including Blackboard, ExamSoft, Panopto and TurningPoint Audience Response System. He has extensive experience in adult education and can advise faculty on the best routes to integrate technology into their teaching.
Hal's educational interests include the assessing the effectiveness of the integration of technology into teaching, improvement of faculty understand of assessment techniques and increasing student outcomes in health science education and the use of digital stories as a means of assessment.
Hal has an undergraduate degree in Archaeology from Bradford University in the UK and previously worked for the Police. Since coming to the US he has obtained a Masters degree in Instructional Technology from the University of Houston and is currently working on his doctorate. He runs a successful tabletop gaming website (RPGMP3) and loves games of all kinds, particularly roleplaying and board games.
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